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Griffey, Jason – Library Journal, 2010
The author believes that publishers and authors will, in the digital age, benefit from freely sharing information, and that digital rights management (DRM) and other protection mechanisms are crazy. He has argued on behalf of libraries that ebooks and other digital content deserve the same First Sale rights that physical purchases have. But that…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Library Materials
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Mitchell, Erik T. – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2010
One of the first big shifts in how libraries manage resources was the move from print-journal purchasing models to database-subscription and electronic-journal purchasing models. Libraries found that this transition helped them scale their resources and provide better service just by thinking a bit differently about their services. Likewise,…
Descriptors: Libraries, Library Materials, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries
Lowry, Charles B. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
In the 1990s, the Internet and digital technologies brought astonishing gains in worker productivity and national prosperity. Today, people can leverage that investment and buoy economic recovery by hiring people to move the collections of libraries and cultural-memory organizations--the raw material of the information age--to the Web. Investing…
Descriptors: Productivity, Library Materials, Memory, Internet