Alan Inouye of ALA’s Washington Office has posted on ALA’s “ongoing concerns over library prices for ebooks and audiobooks.”
Mr. Inouye’s concern about other embargoes happening is well-founded. His call for joint action in a task-force from various library stake-holders is encouraging.
ReadersFirst encourages all libraries to support and participate in efforts to move forward, including considering a boycott (in print and digital) of all publishers who enact embargoes, taking our case to the public, and considering possible legal action. Is it legal to sell to consumers and not to libraries? Perhaps it is time for a test case to see.