Beginning November 1, 2019 WPLC and all WPLC Advantage accounts should not purchase any embargoed Macmillan ebook titles. Between November 1st and December 20th, the WPLC will further discuss and research options for taking action and will have a plan by the end of this time.
On behalf of the WPLC Steering Committee, WPLC project managers have put together a Q&A for patrons about the Macmillan changes. Systems and libraries can use the below information to share directly with their patrons. This information was also sent out to the WPLC patron focus group (a group of over 5,000 Wisconsin Library patrons who have opted in to provide feedback to the WPLC).
For WPLC Patrons:
OverDrive just announced their partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) to host the Libraries Transform Book Pick for all U.S. public libraries. This program is designed to connect readers across the country with their local libraries — and provide a great book for a digital book club!
So, what does that mean for WPLC? The title, After the Flood, by Kassandra Montag, will be available at no cost with simultaneous use to all WPLC patrons during the book club, October 7-21.