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E-Book Summit

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Reading materials to prep for the Summit.
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Amazon to Allow Library Lending of Kindle Books (Updated)
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LJ article, with quotes and links to the Overdrive blog, provides more information on the Amazon/Overdrive agreement  Apr 20, 2011, 11:58 AM John DeBacher
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Amazon to Launch Library Lending for Kindle Books
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(press release, 4/20) Amazon today announced Kindle Library Lending, a new feature launching later this year that will allow Kindle customers to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 libraries in the United States. Amazon is working with OverDrive, the leading provider of digital content solutions for over 11,000 public and educational libraries in the United States, to bring a seamless library borrowing experience to Kindle customers.  Apr 20, 2011, 9:01 AM John DeBacher
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A recent joint report from Colorado on eBooks and eReaders
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No Shelf Required refers to LITA post: A joint Poudre River Public, Front Range Community College, and Colorado State University libraries committee has released a report on the state of eBooks and eReaders. The purpose of the study was to gain a better understanding of this rapidly-developing topic, and to make recommendations aimed at serving the customers of each library.  Jun 8, 2011, 9:43 AM John DeBacher
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Bloomberg interview with Overdrive CEO Steve Potash
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Potash discusses libraries, the HarperCollins issue, and the Google Book Settlement. The interview runs about 4 minutes. While contending he has libraries at heart, they also distribute for Borders, B&N, BooksaMillion as well as directly on behalf of publishers  Mar 31, 2011, 1:24 PM John DeBacher
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COSLA: eBook Feasibility Study for Public Libraries
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National study identifying five primary issues to be addressed by public libraries for access to eBooks  Mar 14, 2011, 7:21 AM Cat Phan
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DRM vs. piracy, and the future of e-books
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April 30 Telereads summary of debate contrasting/comparing digital rights and piracy, with commentary (and a link) to UK author/filmaker Roland Denning's recent argument in favor of "reasonable" (perhaps unachievable) DRM.  May 2, 2011, 9:19 AM John DeBacher
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eReaders Fail at Education
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"A recent University of Washington study interviewed 39 first-year graduate students in the university’s Department of Computer Science & Engineering, which participated in a pilot study of Amazon’s Kindle DX (a large-screen e-reader). By seven months into the study, fewer than 40% of the students did their schoolwork on the Kindle. The problem: the Kindle has poor note-taking support, doesn’t allow for easy skimming, and makes it difficult for students to look up references (in comparison with computers and textbooks)."  May 4, 2011, 8:30 AM John DeBacher
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Libraries Are Screwed
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The world of content is changing quickly; how do eBooks impact libraries? A tipping point is upon us, are libraries screwed? And if so, what can we do about it? Part 1 of a 2 Part youtubeification of Eli's talk at the Library Journal / School Library Journal eBook summit: Libraries at the Tipping Point, held September 29, 2010. Featuring the live audio from the sessions and the slides as Keynote intended!  May 3, 2011, 6:18 AM Beth Carpenter
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LJ's Book Buying Survey
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Includes information on eBook purchasing trends for libraries  Mar 14, 2011, 10:22 AM Cat Phan
ć NetLibrary_eBooksAudiobooks.ppt
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EBSCO's slideshow presentation on their revamp of NetLibrary  7570k v. 1 Apr 14, 2011, 12:40 PM Cat Phan
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NYT article on color readers
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"E-Readers With Color Open Door for Pictures" discusses limitations of some e-readers for picture book format  Mar 14, 2011, 11:07 AM Cat Phan
Ċ OutlineofSummitActivitiesApril4.pdf
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Preliminary schedule of the Summit day activities.  24k v. 2 Apr 4, 2011, 12:52 PM Robert Bocher
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Overdrive training resources
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Note that the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (the coop that contracts for Overdrive downloadable audio, video and ebooks) has online training opportunities prior to the Summit. Participants should become familiar with Overdrive as a context for downloadable ebook discussions.  Mar 17, 2011, 8:22 AM Cat Phan
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Penguin announces Book Country
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Telereads 4/28 article with links to other commentary, positive and negative on Penguin's announced BookCountry, where authors of genre fiction can post their works for the attention of enthusiasts, editors, and publishers. They apparently hope to rival, or at least make inroads into Amazon's self-pub turf.  May 2, 2011, 9:27 AM John DeBacher
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Publishing Perspectives Blog Post on e-Book
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The first half of a two-part series on library e-book lending, writer Erik Christopher considers the models offered to librarians by the United States’ two largest e-book retailers, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.  Mar 14, 2011, 8:55 AM Cat Phan
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Publishing Perspectives Blog Post, p2
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The first half of a two-part series on library e-book lending, writer Erik Christopher considers the models offered to librarians by the United States’ two largest e-book retailers, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.  Mar 16, 2011, 9:33 AM Cat Phan
ĉ ResourcesfortheEQUACCTaskForce3-31-2011.docx
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This is a list of e-book resources compiled by ALA's Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) as part of its support of the ALA Task Force on Equitable Access to Electronic Content (EQACC).   31k v. 2 Apr 4, 2011, 7:18 AM Robert Bocher
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Ruling Spurs Effort to Form Digital Public Library
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NYT article, "The lofty effort, the Digital Public Library of America, counts a long list of heavyweights among its supporters, including librarians from major universities and officials from the National Archives and the Library of Congress. Some of the nation’s largest philanthropic foundations have said they were interested in financing the project, though its total cost has not been determined."  Apr 6, 2011, 6:20 PM John DeBacher
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Slate: No Sharing Allowed-- Amazon and book publishers' stupid attempts to curtail e-book lending
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Covers the counter-productive efforts by Amazon and publishers to limit access to e-books through DRM  Mar 22, 2011, 8:14 PM Cat Phan
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TWIL #38
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TWIL video interview of Michiel Laan about eBooks in libraries.  May 2, 2011, 10:33 AM Beth Carpenter
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TWIL #39
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TWIL video interview of Sarah Houghton-Jan (the Librarian in Black) on eBooks.  May 2, 2011, 10:57 AM Beth Carpenter
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UK publishers and libraries in talks over e-book lending
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April 30 Teleread article reports possible resolution to Overdrive ebook lending in the UK. Note that British government pays authors a per-circ amount for print library use, but not for ebooks.  May 2, 2011, 9:10 AM John DeBacher
 Academic
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AcademicPub Opens Custom Textbook-Building to Faculty
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"AcademicPub, a division of SharedBook, has introduced a service that enables instructors to create digital and print texts by compiling materials from multiple sources: copyrighted works, faculty-created material, and resources the company has in its own library. The service also enables the instructor to collect royalties on the materials he or she personally provides in the textbooks."  Apr 28, 2011, 9:05 AM John DeBacher
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Adoption of E-Book Readers among College Students: A Survey
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To learn whether e-book readers have become widely popular among college students, this study surveys students at one large, urban, four-year public college.  Apr 1, 2011, 7:59 AM John DeBacher
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Ohio System Teams...on Freebie Digital Textbooks
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Article from Campus Technology on deal between Ohio universities and Flat World Knowledge, publisher of online textbooks  Apr 1, 2011, 7:59 AM John DeBacher
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TAIGA provacative statements
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The Taiga Forum is a community of academic library directors challenging the traditional boundaries in libraries. This is a list of "draft provocative statements" meant to encourage discussion at their next meeting. Included are: "users will find more information elsewhere," "on-demand access," and "bookless libraries are more successful."  Apr 1, 2011, 7:58 AM John DeBacher
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Tomes' time might be up at Newport Beach library
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The city is considering closing its original library and replacing it with a community center that would offer all the same features — except for the books. ...the University of Texas unveiled an engineering and technology library in September with no paper annals, but access to 425,000 e-books and 18,000 e-journal subscriptions.  Apr 1, 2011, 7:58 AM John DeBacher
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Changed but still critical: Bricks and mortar libraries in the digital age
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For InterED, Association for the Advancement of International Education [AAIE]. Fall 2010. By Doug Johnson  Apr 1, 2011, 7:45 AM John DeBacher
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E-readers Bring E-xcitement and E-ase of Reading
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Article from Education World on use of Kindles and other e-readers in various school systems  Mar 15, 2011, 9:10 AM Cat Phan
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Iowa to Launch Statewide Ebook Program
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short article from SLJ, 3/1/11, Iowa's Area Education Agencies (AEA) offers links to Scholastic's BookFlix, an online literacy resource.  Mar 15, 2011, 9:02 AM Cat Phan
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Standards for the 21st Century Leaner
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AASL publication (low-res PDF version). Information literacy has progressed from the simple definition of using reference resources to find information. Multiple literacies, including digital, visual, textual, and technological, have now joined information literacy as crucial skills for this century.  Apr 1, 2011, 7:49 AM John DeBacher
 Topic 1: Applying leverage to publishers and vendors
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ALA press release:
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Restrictions on library e-book lending threaten access to information  Apr 4, 2011, 8:31 AM Cat Phan
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American Libraries article "Must We Abide?"
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Discusses the Terms of Sale (TOS) agreements and how they differ from traditional copyright provisions, as well as works that are not even available to librarians for purchase.  Apr 27, 2011, 2:13 PM John DeBacher
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A message from OverDrive on HarperCollins’ eBook licensing terms
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Steve Potash, OverDrive CEO, blog post in response to the HarperCollins decision to restrict ebooks to 26 uses  Apr 4, 2011, 8:31 AM Cat Phan
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[arc hived Webinar] Can eBooks Fit into the Print Book Paradigm: Publishers and eBook Lending Limits
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Speakers: Henry Bankhead, Sarah Houghton-Jan, Mark Coker, Eli Neiburger, and Mary Minow. 1 hr. 14 min. Covers * Is there true ownership of eBooks for libraries? * Can libraries exist without ownership of eBooks? * What is the best access model for eBooks? * Is there a right of first sale that applies to eBooks?  Apr 13, 2011, 9:02 AM John DeBacher
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How eBook Catalogs at Public Libraries Drive Publishers’ Book Sales and Profits
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White paper by Overdrive on the impact of eBook lending on publishers’ sales and profits to demonstrate the ability of public libraries to drive sales of print and digital content  Apr 4, 2011, 8:31 AM Cat Phan
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Price-Waterhouse study
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Turning the Page: The Future of eBooks examines trends in the U.S. and Europe from the publisher's perspective. Identifies market opportunities and developments for eBooks and eReaders, and makes recommendations for publishers, traditional retailers, online retailers, and intermediaries.  Apr 4, 2011, 8:31 AM Cat Phan
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PW article, "Librarians at the Gate"
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Describes the challenges of supplying ebooks for public library and the different business model. Also presents different views on the licensing model.  Apr 27, 2011, 2:09 PM John DeBacher
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UK article on library eBook issues
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Remote library ebook downloads under threat: publishers look to limit Overdrive use to in-library downloads  Apr 4, 2011, 8:31 AM Cat Phan
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Underdone: Autopsy of an OverDrive EULA
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Library open-source blogger Joe Atzberger digs into the Overdrive Media Console's license and is alarmed at what he finds (note: has not been fact-checked, but useful for discussion)   Apr 6, 2011, 3:39 PM John DeBacher
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We're For You, Not Against You: A Librarian's Take on e-book Lending
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March 14 "soapbox" from Publisher's Weekly  Apr 4, 2011, 8:31 AM Cat Phan
 Topic 2: Expanding access to e-books through larger collections and national buying pools
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Chronicle of Higher Ed. article
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For Libraries, Merged University Press Group Becomes Big Player in E-Book Sales  Apr 4, 2011, 8:32 AM Cat Phan
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Librarian in Black reports e-book issues from Computers in Libraries Conference
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Somewhat rambling report on CIL session on various content delivery models, including SWETS as an distribution system for e-books from various publishers  Apr 4, 2011, 8:32 AM Cat Phan
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LJ Article on "Free" Content
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Colorado Library Consortium Adds Project Gutenberg Ebooks to Library Catalogs  Apr 4, 2011, 8:32 AM Cat Phan
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OCLC and Ingram to offer new option for access to e-books
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The new service option, to launch in the coming months, expands access to library content available through WorldCat Resource Sharing to include access to e-books from Ingram’s MyiLibrary e-book collection for a period of up to nine days. E-book loans are fee-based, set at 15 percent of the MyiLibrary price for access to the e-book. The fee is managed through the WorldCat Resource Sharing interlibrary loan Fee Management feature  Apr 12, 2011, 8:45 AM John DeBacher
 Topic 3: Finding a low-cost way to lend devices
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Amazon stymies Lendle sharing service
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(see related article "We're Back!" Lendle, one of the more prominent Kindle e-book sharing services, was decommissioned by Amazon, who revoked their access to their API, making access to the Amazon database impossible   Apr 4, 2011, 8:32 AM Cat Phan
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Lendle/Amazon: "We're Back!"
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Lendle announces, later that day, that Amazon has reinstated their API access.  Apr 4, 2011, 8:32 AM Cat Phan
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LibraryLaw blog article
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May a library lend eBook readers?  Apr 4, 2011, 8:32 AM Cat Phan
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LJ 2009 article
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Mixed Answers to "Is It OK for a Library To Lend a Kindle?"  Apr 4, 2011, 8:32 AM Cat Phan
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The Kindle as a table accessory
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How Amazon marketing has encompassed both the market for a low-cost, dedicated device, but also the ability to sell e-books on other tablet and smartphone platforms.  Apr 4, 2011, 8:32 AM Cat Phan
 Topic 4: Whether library-purchased e-books must be available to all system residents
Ċ Ebooksandsameservicesrequirement.pdf
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Issue paper by Mike Cross, DPI/Public Library Development, on the "same services" requirement for library system membership, related to e-books.  117k v. 5 Apr 4, 2011, 8:33 AM Cat Phan
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johnnicholsonsameservices.odt
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John Nichols, former director of both the Winnefox Library System and Oshkosh Public Library (the resource library), commenting on the possible intent of the "same services" provision and the database exemption added in 2005 at the request of his library. From email response to John DeBacher  29k v. 4 May 3, 2011, 8:23 PM John DeBacher
 Topic 5: Improving the ease of use for discovering and getting library e-books
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AP: Review: Library e-books easier, but still a hassle
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Gives a user's experience of Overdrive, Jan. 19, 2011  Apr 4, 2011, 8:33 AM Cat Phan
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Library sets up its own eBook management system based on Adobe Content Server
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Douglas County Library (CO) decides to experiment with its own system for holding and "lending" ebooks. Later LaRue will describe their effort to obtain ebook content through individual publishers and alternative channels.  May 1, 2011, 5:32 PM John DeBacher
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Participant Jeff Dawson's op-ed
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Gives an excellent overview to the issues more specific to Wisconsin public libraries, and use of Overdrive for patrons  Apr 4, 2011, 8:33 AM Cat Phan
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