As originally published in American Libraries E-content blog:
Digital Content and Libraries Working Group Community
As originally posted on American Libraries E-content blog http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/e-content/open-letter-america-s-publishers
"The following open letter was released by ALA President Maureen Sullivan regarding the refusal of Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin to provide access to their ebooks in USlibraries:
Come hear about the latest ALA-wide developments on ebooks and other digital content issues of most concern to the library community. Sari Feldman (Cuyahoga County Public Library) and Robert Wolven (Columbia University), co-chairs of the Working Group on Digital Content and Libraries, lead a panel addressing these developments, including an update of where ALA stands with respect to ebooks, publishers, and content distributors. Critical digital content issues for the future will also be discussed.