Ebooks and Public Libraries
Libraries have loaned out physical books or documents for hundreds of years. Electronic books (ebooks) are going to be the transformative force that changes the very defintion of libraries in our society. It will most likely take a very long time for ebooks to replace physical books as the media of choice for reading literature, but the change is definitely underway.
Ebook sales are skyrocketing and the use of ebooks is becoming more and more prominent with a greater variety of books available electronically and better ereaders becoming available. Libraries are already including ebooks as part of their offerings and we can only expect the trend to continue.
Below are posts covering ebooks and the impact they are having on libraries.