Posted by: bluesyemre | January 26, 2013

ALA releases Ebook license scorecard for Public Libraries

  • As the ebook environment continues to evolve and libraries are presented with a wide range of licensing conditions by publishers and vendors, it can be challenging for libraries to determine which ebook business models offer the best terms. To help libraries identify essential ebook licensing terms, the American Library Association (ALA) released “The Business Model Scorecard,” a report that examines specific variables often seen in library ebook license contracts. The report, which was created by the ALA Digital Content & Libraries Working Group (DCWG), can be used by librarians to weigh ebook contract variables most important to their library.

The Business Model Scorecard:


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