Sarah Houghton is breaking up with eBooks. As a public librarian, she has worked hard to make ebooks not only available in her library but she has also worked to make them work the way they should within the ideal of a library. Given the current landscape, filled with restrictions of all kinds and real lack of clarity, Houghton has decided that she just doesn’t think she can advocate for ebooks in public libraries:
I’ll continue to support positive steps toward eBook independence like Open Library, Gluejar, the Hathi Trust, DPLA, Project Gutenberg, and projects like those undertaken at the Douglas County Public Library and Califa. However, I’m finished promoting an inferior eBook product to our patrons.