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From: Lynne E. Bradley <lbradley at alawash.org>
Date: Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 11:35 AM
Subject: [alacol2] ALA statement Penguin Group....
To: alacol2 at ala.org, la at ala.org, copyright at ala.org
For Immediate Release
November 22, 2011
Contact: ***Carrie S. Russell*<http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/user/252>
***ALA calls for Penguin Group to restore e-book access to library patrons*
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the Penguin Group (USA), announced it was
discontinuing the lending of new e-book titles to library patrons. In
addition, library patrons with the Amazon Kindle e-reader will no longer be
able to check-out any Penguin titles from libraries.
American Library Association (ALA) President-elect Maureen Sullivan
released the following statement regarding the abrupt change in e-book
“Penguin Group’s recent action to limit access to new e-book titles to
libraries has serious ramifications. The issue for library patrons is loss
of access to books, period. Once again, readers are the losers.
“If Penguin has an issue with Amazon, we ask that they deal with Amazon
directly and not hold libraries hostage to a conflict of business models.
“This situation is one more log thrown onto the fire of libraries’
abilities to provide access to books – in this case titles they’ve already
purchased. Penguin should restore access for library patrons now.”
The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library
association in the world, with more than 60,000 members. Its mission is to
promote the highest quality library and information services and public
access to information.
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