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August 27, 2019 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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ALA Encourages Opposition to Macmillan's Ebook-Purchasing Policy

ALA and the Public Library Association (PLA) created a customizable template to help state library chapters and local library boards speak out against Macmillan Publishers’ new ebook policy “that would allow a library to purchase only one copy of a new title in eBook format upon release. After this time, Macmillan will impose an eight-week embargo on a library’s ability to purchase additional copies to lend.”

Alan Inouye, ALA’s senior director of public policy and government relations, says, “As ALA President Wanda Brown said in July, this is unacceptable, and Macmillan needs to hear from more of us that this embargo hurts readers, libraries and authors. … The time to speak is now—before the embargo is scheduled to go into effect on November 1.”

For more information and to download the template, read the press release.

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