“Competing with Amazon on its own terms is not a good direction for libraries. But thinking about how to complement Amazon is worthwhile.” As related by Matt Enis for The Digital Shift, librarians like Jimmy Thomas, quoted above, reacted this week to Amazon’s launch of a subscription service for the Kindle: for $9.99 per month, subscribers will have unlimited access to a selection of 600,000 eBooks and more than 2,000 audio books.

Cynthia Parkhill blogs at Cynthia Parkhill: Information Professional

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