Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Digital LibraryWorld: Virtual Library in Surrey
Surrey County Council in the UK are proposing to allow library members to download ebooks and audio books to their personal computers, laptops or other devices.
Its ironic that this is happening the week we wrote about Digital LibraryWorld but today we also received an invitation to tender for a national network across a large European state.
Surrey council claims that it is currently in talks to make the service available across all 53 public libraries across the county. It will not be the first nor will it be the last. It aims to encourage people to read more through the service which will include best seller fiction and a range of non-fiction. The question we raised this week remain unanswered whilst this programme and others roll forward with little or no debate and assessment of the implications.