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College Libraries Push Back As Publishers Raise Some E-book Prices

Posted at 8:11PM Tuesday 17 Jun 2014

In mid-May, the Boston Library Consortium, which represents 17 academic libraries in New England, received an abrupt and unsettling phone call from ebrary, an e-book library owned by the aggregator ProQuest. A company representative said 11 academic publishers, including major players like Taylor & Francis and Oxford University Press, would be raising the cost of short-term e-book loans effective June 1. In some cases the increase would be as much as 300 percent.

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A Gamble on E-Book Pricing




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