Saturday, February 28, 2015

E-books a threat to public libraries?

READER POLL

E-books a threat to public libraries?

Yes, licensing costs, loss of patron visits is a longterm worry
 
  159 (31.8%)
No, nothing can replace in-person browsing at the local library
 
  100 (20.0%)
Yes, publishers’ survival is threatened
 
  53 (10.6%)
No, libraries will find way to change with the times
 
  233 (46.6%)
Total votes = 500
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