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Old 11-30-2012, 06:02 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
Libraries need to be able to control their expenditure. It would cost a lot more to buy a licence to lend 10 copies of a book simultaneously than to lend 1000, and if they bought a licence for 1000 simultaneous loans of a book, but only 10 people ever actually wanted to read it at once, that would be a massive waste of the library's (and hence the taxpayers') money.
I was of course assuming that they would strike a logical deal, where number of loans scale with the license money..
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