If you get ebooks from the library .. you may be interested in this...

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    Now ?? was there ever a LIMIT on the times a hardback book could be LENT from the Library ???????????? or is this just greed showing it ugly head.

    This article came from the Library Journal.com

    HarperCollins Puts 26 Loan Cap on Ebook Circulations

    The new provisions, the first significant revision to ebook lending terms, were revealed to LJ by the publisher after an OverDrive letter to its library customers outlined the change in general terms--without naming the publisher or the details of the new restrictions.

    More details on the new terms are set to be announced next week.
    If a lending period is two weeks, the 26 circulation limit is likely to equal roughly one year of use for a popular title. For a three-week lending period, that stretches to a year and a half.
    For librarians—many of whom are already frustrated with ebooks lending policies and user interface issues—further license restrictions seem to come at a particularly bad time, given strained budgets nationwide. It may also disproportionately affect libraries that set shorter loan periods for ebook circulation.
    While HarperCollins is the first major publisher to amend the terms of loan for its titles, two other members of the publishing "big six"—Macmillan and Simon & Schuster—still do not allow ebooks to be circulated in libraries, much to the consternation of librarians

    HarperCollins Puts 26 Loan Cap on Ebook Circulations

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