Can libraries survive in a digital world?


rom BBC news:

The British Library has aspirations to digitise all of its 14m books

Publishers stand accused of “nonsensical” policies on e-book lending to libraries. So, with nearly $1bn spent on e-books last year in the US alone, what does this mean for the institutions already at risk of closure?

When publishers “declared war on libraries” last October – according to Luton’s head of libraries – there was uproar.

The Publishers’ Association (PA) in the UK has agreed with the major publishing houses to restrict e-lending by either geographical location or the number of readers using an e-book at any one time.

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