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Canadian Public Libraries Call on Multinational Publishers to Make More Content Available
Wondering why more eBooks and eAudiobooks aren’t available to borrow? So are Canadian public libraries.
CULC (Canadian Urban Libraries Council) is calling on multinational publishers to make more digital content available. Lack of availability and high prices are standing in the way of open, easy access to eBooks and eAudiobooks for Canadian readers at public libraries.
Demand for eAudiobooks is growing but major publishers aren’t making a number of bestselling titles available to public libraries including titles by prominent Canadian writers and Indigenous works.
Another serious issue is the excessively high prices and restrictive purchasing models for eAudiobooks and eBooks. Libraries lend digital copies of books in just the same way as physical books. However, the prices libraries are paying for the digital copies is exponentially higher.
The Canadian Urban Libraries Council is asking Canadians to help resolve these issues by demanding stronger #eContentForLibraries of major multinational publishers including Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster.
Visit econtentforlibraries.org and voice your concerns directly to the big publishers who have the power to fix things.
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