The Vexed Problem of Libraries, Publishers, and E-books is just over 3 years now since e-books became hot items — specifically, on November 19, 2007, when Amazon launched the aptly named Kindle... Librarians as a matter of course have wanted to bring the new generation of e-books into their collections, but they have been largely stymied. There are several reasons for this, and it’s worthwhile to consider what those reasons are, as the problem of making e-books available through libraries is a vexed one for which no one has yet offered a wholly satisfactory solution...As Mencken said, for every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong...

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