google mimicked the power of libraries because libraries themselves already had power
in such case, then what is the role of local free libraries as information centers in contrast or relation to google...
what would it mean for a library to also run social spaces?
now talking about library futures, and the dynamic between publishers and libraries as the ebook industry expands?
keeping in mind, the physicality of being able to be in a library without having to pay to be there to read physical buildings is not the same dynamic online...
"ebooks are put under artificial scarcity to run a market, ultimately harming the community" - Jennie Rose Halperin
imagining: what is an equitable publishing to library ecosystem?
"a library is here to improve your quality of life, but google isn't here to make you happy (other than to drive you to consume and buy more of things they think you *should* want)"
here are some of the cool resources i was able to catch in the chat:
https://www.libraryfutures.net/ (recent blog post about publishers using e-books to extort schools and libraries!)
@pixouls thanks for watching and participating in the chat :)
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