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-===== Where next for the e-textbook market=====+====== The e-textbook market =====
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 +[[https://​insights.uksg.org/​articles/​10.1629/​uksg.586/​|How the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated an e-book crisis and the #ebooksos campaign for reform.]] 
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 +Anderson, Y. and McCauley, C. Insights, 35, p.13.  27 Jul 2022, DOI: http://​doi.org/​10.1629/​uksg.586 
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 +"This article sets out the problems with the e-book market and the origins and work to date of #ebooksos, a librarian-led campaign for a fairer e-book market for libraries. While many of the issues identified predated the Covid-19 pandemic, the rapid pivot to remote teaching and learning and the subsequent change in working cultures it precipitated brought these issues to a head. The article is primarily about the academic context as the authors are academic librarians, but the e-book library crisis applies to all sectors and the #ebooksos campaign aims to represent them all. While it is recognized that change will take time, as with related change in areas such as open access and the movement of journals from print to online, this underlines, rather than diminishes, the need for the campaign to keep highlighting the problems and to work with colleagues and stakeholders to deliver an approach to e-books that is equitable and sustainable. The #ebooksos campaign is in its infancy and thus this article presents a snapshot of a work in progress at the vanguard of librarianship and information work".
  
 **[[https://​www.researchinformation.info/​analysis-opinion/​there-systemic-problem-ebooks|Is there a systemic problem with ebooks?]]** **[[https://​www.researchinformation.info/​analysis-opinion/​there-systemic-problem-ebooks|Is there a systemic problem with ebooks?]]**
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 James Gray. Research Information. 23 May 2022. James Gray. Research Information. 23 May 2022.
  
-The main concern librarians share with me is that buying a set number of eTextbook licenses, restricted to a single person, that expire after a year, is a lot more expensive than buying paper copies that can be re-used on a bookshelf. Similarly, students don’t always understand some of the restrictions on digital content, considering digital, by its very nature, as synonymous with quick and easy access. Students expect seamless online access to their course content that is both fair and affordable – and, ideally, free. +From the article: "The main concern librarians share with me is that buying a set number of eTextbook licenses, restricted to a single person, that expire after a year, is a lot more expensive than buying paper copies that can be re-used on a bookshelf. Similarly, students don’t always understand some of the restrictions on digital content, considering digital, by its very nature, as synonymous with quick and easy access. Students expect seamless online access to their course content that is both fair and affordable – and, ideally, free.Meanwhile,​ the primary issue for academic publishers is they can only continue to exist if they find a way to sell their intellectual property digitally for a price that covers their costs".
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-Meanwhile, the primary issue for academic publishers is they can only continue to exist if they find a way to sell their intellectual property digitally for a price that covers their costs.+
  
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