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Old 03-01-2011, 05:02 PM   #104
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Originally Posted by rogue_librarian View Post
They are particularly afraid of larger consortia; this makes managing collections easier and ultimately might mean fewer copies ordered. You see, no longer need every branch order at least one token copy of a must-have book, a few copies for the whole state (and many copies for popular books) would be sufficient. Can't have that, can we?
Which of course is ridiculously short-sighted, since the reason consortia exist is because the smaller individual libraries can't afford to buy into Overdrive at all. When I asked at my library if there were any plans to offer eBooks, the answer was "We're facing budget CUTS. So.....no."

Then again, maybe that's the publishers' thinking exactly....
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