June 30, 2010

Library Lending for the Internet Age -- √ Check it Out!

Alternate link to video

Like it or not, the times they are a changin'! Internet Archive, the group that brought us The Way Back Machine to keep track of content on the Internet, is just starting to explore the idea of lending ebooks, via archive.org.

The first 2:24 minutes of the video above is a segment that explains the idea, and the article linked below offers food for thought on the subject, including the always hot topic of copyright infringement.

Libraries Have a Novel Idea by Geoffrey A. Fowler, of the Wall Street Journal