General News

E-book Purchase or Perpetual Access: Are They the Same?

Licensing for e-books is complex. As librarians, we must understand the similarities and differences among concurrent, unlimited, non-concurrent, subscription, limited loan, limited term, pay-per-use, and perpetual licenses. Adding to these intricacies, definitions change from vendor to vendor.

Elsevier comes to the Amigos eShelf℠ Service

We recently received our initial load of science and technology e-books from Elsevier. Although a final count is yet to come, we have approximately 30,000 e-book files representing about as many titles.

Amigos eShelf℠ Service: great seeing everyone at PLA!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth during the recent Public Library Association conference. We enjoyed seeing and talking with each of you.