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Librarians Study Print Books with 26+ Checkouts To Challenge HarperCollins eBook Policy

Librarians at the Pioneer Library System in Oklahoma created the video embedded above, criticizing HarperCollins’ new policy of only allowing 26 checkouts of a digital eBook.

The video looks at five print books, showing the actual wear and tear on well-loved books with 25, 48, and 120 checkouts. We’ve included the complete list of books and checkouts below, counting the number of hypothetical eBook copies the library would have to buy of the same title.

Here’s more from the post: “replacement of books in libraries is based upon the condition of the book, not the number of times it has been checked out.  It is not unusual for popular books to be checked out 100 times or more before the wear and tear of circulation takes its toll and the book has to be replaced or repaired.”

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Stuart Woods Promoted to Quill & Quire Editor

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Stuart Woods has been named editor of the Canadian publishing magazine, Quill & Quire.

Woods had worked as a Q&Q staffer for two years, and has transitioned into the editor role following the death of journalist Derek Weiler in April. Before working as a print journalist, Woods’ career began as an editor at the Montreal publishing house, Price-Patterson.

Here is Woods’ statement, from the release: “I would like to continue to build on Quill & Quire‘s reputation for in-depth industry analysis, breaking news coverage, and must-read reviews of upcoming books, while at the same time improving the way the magazine–in print and online–acts as a resource for the Canadian book publishing community as a whole. I am excited by the challenge presented by this opportunity, while at the same time saddened by the circumstances through which it has come about.”