Peter has an article by that name in Publishers Weekly.  Here’s a snippet:

The lack of diversity in the library ebook marketplace demonstrates an immaturity in how we envision providing access to ebook services.  For libraries, it gives us an opportunity to try to craft our own future.  COSLA, the consortium of State Librarians, has argued for an ebook lending platform [pdf] that offered ebook access via a national library collective; the Internet Archive has been attempting to buy (not lease) ebooks directly from publishers to support digital lending in a manner analogous to print practice.  While neither have taken full wing, both efforts suggest that libraries have the ability to articulate digital futures before they succumb to the entry of ebook retailers that have no history of serving our communities.


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