The need for electronic books in libraries is growing as both librarians and library patrons increasingly appreciate their advantages. E-book publishers have become aware of this need, and started targeting libraries and even developing new products to suit them. But to what extent do publishers fulfil library needs? Is the current variety of models satisfying or confusing for libraries and their users?
This presentation will discuss some of the issues, including digital rights management, and impact on collection management and inter-library loan.