Random House has confirmed that if a library purchases an Random House eBook, that library owns that ebook. Library Journal sat down with Skip Dye, Random House’s vice president of library and academic marketing and sales, and he confirmed the information:
“This is our business model: we sell copies of our ebooks to an approved list of library wholesalers, and those wholesalers are supposed to resell them to libraries. In our view, this purchase constitutes ownership of the book by the library. It is not a license.”
Well, poop on a duck if that is your thing, am I right? Good news that one book vendor is looking at digital items as actual things and not the scary, troll like creatures that can only come out for limited numbers of times then get locked back in their cages until the toll is paid again. I think I misunderstood how trolls work, but not ebooks, nope, them live under bridges and can only be seen under the light of a computer screen. I digress. Hooray?
Random House Says Libraries Own Their Ebooks | LJ Insider
“We spend a lot of time discussing this with librarians, at conferences and elsewhere, and it's clear that there is still some confusion out there around whether libraries own their ebooks,” Dye said. “Random House's often repeated, and always ...
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