The long and winding road to DRM-free ebooks in academic libraries

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Mirela Roncevic reflects on e-books and Digital Rights Management (DRM):

"If Open Access continues to exert influence on scholarly publishing while the majority of ebooks remains ‘locked’ with DRM encryption, if pirate sites remain difficult or impossible to combat, if students continue to show dissatisfaction when not able to print from ebooks, and if libraries continue to be stuck between a rock and a hard place, having to please both patrons and publishers, the question arises: how does the book industry move forward in a way that it can meet its business goals while giving users the research experience they want and allowing libraries to build sustainable collections?"

"The long and winding road to DRM-free ebooks in academic libraries," No Shelf Required, April 26, 2018,  http://www.noshelfrequired.com/the-long-and-winding-road-to-drm-free-ebooks-in-academic-li...