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E-lending and the future of libraries

e-reader.jpgThe last hold-out among the top publishers in the United States, Simon and Schuster,  finally agreed to make its "e-books" available to libraries this month. More and more libraries in Quebec are venturing into e-lending, though it's still in the embryonic stages. We ask the question, will a rise in e-lending change the way we use our libraries?
And how do librarians see their role in a brave new digital world? 

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