Thursday, May 10, 2012

Is Amazon anti-libraries?

Have you taken a look Amazon's main page today? These is a nice letter announcing the exclusive deal Amazon has with JK Rowling and the availability of the Harry Potter series (which I LOVE ) on the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.

I am curious, is Bezos anti-library. Are libraries just another business to take over? Should librarians be worried about this?

On the one hand, we all saw this coming right? On the other hand, libraries need to shift and recalibrate and reassess how we can better serve our communities. I know, not everyone can afford a Kindle and a prime account but what else do we do? Do we pull our hair out and worry? Do we move forward and look at what else we offer our communities and focus on those things?

Things to think about...

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