Today, Douglas County Libraries spends over $700,000 a year on ebooks, a considerable portion of which goes to publishers other than the big six. Under associate director Rochelle Logan, the library is acquiring ebooks from over 800 publishers, including some midsized but mostly small and regional presses. And, to me, therein lies a problem.
—Publishers Weekly columnist Brian Kenney in his balanced consideration of the Douglas County Libraries model. Kenney is director of the White Plains Public Library, but he spends a lot of time thinking like a collection development librarian. Read and learn.