ALA rallied library advocates at a September 11 press conference at Nashville (Tenn.) Public Library, calling attention to Macmillan Publishers’ new library ebook lending model and urging library supporters to sign a petition opposing it. Starting November 1, Macmillan will limit libraries to purchasing one copy of each new ebook and impose an eight-week embargo on buying additional copies. ALA has developed a campaign to involve patrons in the fight for ebook access. The new initiative, #eBooksForAll, was introduced by PLA President Ramiro S. Salazar. He urged attendees to sign the petition at eBooksForAll.org or text EBOOKS to 40649.
AL: The Scoop, Sept. 12