VIDEO: King County Library System faces off against one of nation’s largest publishers

VIDEO: King County Library System faces off against one of nation’s largest publishers


CHARACTER, AND HIS PATRIOTISM. THE LEGISLATION WILL BE INTRODUCED MONDAY AND HAS THE SUPPORT OF THE ENTIRE WASHINGTON CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION. IT WAS KING COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM IS FACING OFF AMONG THE NATION’S LARGEST PUBLISHERS IT ALL HAS TO DO WITH ACCESS TO DIGITAL. IN ONE WEEK MacMILLAN PUBLISHING IS SET TO USE SEVERE LIMITS ON THE TITLES GRANTING LIBRARIES ACCESS TO ONLY ONE COPY. WE SPOKE TO THE LIBRARIES THAT ARE NOW PUSHING BACK. ANY ONE BOOK CAN CHANGE THE WORLD BUT NO LIBRARY EVER THOUGHT THAT HE COULD LIVE WITH JUST ONE COPY. KING COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM SAYS THAT THE PUBLISHING HAS MADE IT CLEAR THAT ONE DIGITAL COPY IS ALL IT WILL GET WITH ITS NEWEST MOST POPULAR TITLES. WE’RE NOT GOING TO EVEN SELL IT TO. IT WAS AFTER EIGHT WEEKS THE LIBRARY CAN BUY MORE BOOKS. IDEA WAS TO FORCE YOU, THE PUBLIC TO BUY THE BOOKS VERSUS COMING TO THE LIBRARY. NOW KING COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM IS WITH A FIGHT OVER DIGITAL BOOKS. PEOPLE ARE READING THEM MORE THAN EVER LIKE DEVICES LIKE THESE. THE LIBRARY SYSTEM SAYS THAT IT IS THE LARGEST DIGITAL VENDOR IN THE NATION ONE DIGITAL COPY COULD CREATE THE BACKLOGS FOR MONTHS, MAYBE YEARS. TYPICALLY FOR A BESTSELLER WE COULD BUY 50 OR 60 COPIES. SO IF YOU COME TO A LIBRARY AND WANT TO MEET A BESTSELLER LIKE THIS YOU HAVE THE OPTION OF CHECKING OUT OUR PREVIOUS PUBLIC LIBRARIES OR YOU CAN GET ON DIGITAL COPY AND READ IT ON YOUR PHONE. THE PROBLEM IS PUBLISHING COMPANIES DO NOT WANT TO SELL THE SYSTEM WITH MANY OF THESE YOU STILL GET A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE WANTING TO READ ONLINE OR ON THEIR PHONE FEELING LEFT OUT. I GUESS I DON’T SEE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE LIBRARY REQUESTING AS MANY HARD COPIES OF BOOKS AS DIGITAL COPIES OF BOOKS. MARTHA SAYS THAT LIMITS ONLY LIMIT EXPOSURE TO NEW BOOKS. I THINK THEY’RE MAKING A MISTAKE. WE DID REACH OUT BUT DID NOT HEAR BACK. KING COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM SO THAT IT WILL BUY FROM OTHER PUBLISHERS AND HOPES THAT THEY WILL NOT LIMIT NEW TITLES AND THAT THEY WILL STILL BE ON THE SHELVES. IT WAS WE ARE SAYING THAT WE WILL STILL BUY GOOD OLD- FASHIONED PRINT COPIES. IT WAS THE LIBRARY SO THAT WILL NOT LIVE WITH AN EMBARGO THAT LIMITS ACCESS TO READERS EVEN

One thought on “VIDEO: King County Library System faces off against one of nation’s largest publishers

  1. Let the companies make a profit, but shorten the proposed wait time for purchasing more books. Companies need profit so they can print more…

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