Tell HarperCollins: Limited Checkouts on eBooks is Wrong for Libraries

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J W
10 years ago

Supporting education issues; we have a special public million dollar school in Stockton with 55 at-risk students that needs an audit and oversight.

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Ruslan Nabioullin
10 years ago
This is the twenty-first century; adapt or die.

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justin bronson
10 years ago
this is just asinine.

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Stuart Ritchie
10 years ago
"E-books" are kind of insane to begin with.

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Sarah inserra
10 years ago
I do believe there should be a limit- but 26 is way too short. Maybe somewhere around every 3-5 years renewing a book. The limiting of checkouts is just plain greedy.

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Stacey Peters
10 years ago
I thought the point of Ebooks was that they did not have to be repurchased, and they were indestructible. How greedy is it that you create self-destructive Ebooks to cash in on educational requirements?

Conventional paper books do not self-destruct and they will last a considerable amount of time longer than 26 checkouts.

Think of the severity of the plug you are pulling. Libraries will stop purchasing ebooks from this company, and take a step backwards to paper books. Which will unravel years of work to conserve paper sources and the energy it requires to create them.

This is a much bigger issue than money in your pocket, my friend.

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Theresa Ramseyer
10 years ago
I have worked in a library. Paper books go out much more often than 26 times. Paper books are more accessible to patrons. Harper Collins needs to be reminded that most people don't NEED ebooks. And for those who do, I'm sure that there are more than 26 users at one library. Besides that, most libraries do not have the budget for purchasing ebooks every 26 times. This is a lose-lose situation for patrons, libraries and HC, and the idea is ridiculous.

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steve herrmann
10 years ago
The price of eBooks is too high anyway. To make them self-expire would emphasize your greed.

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@power_ to
10 years ago
We need to protect our libraries!

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Carol Coate
10 years ago
Libraries are the main institutions involved in providing free services to the general population. With the struggling economy, library funding is decreased at the same time demand for free service is increasing. Libraries and their services are ever more crucial to narrowing the digital divide in society.