[Eril-l] [ALCTS-acqnet] Using Overdrive and/or IA's "National Emergency Library" during COVID closures

Linda Wobbe lfwobbe at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 06:29:01 PDT 2020

Please see the Internet Archive’s response to publisher concerns:


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> On Mar 31, 2020, at 5:23 AM, Linda Landi <llandi at fvrl.org> wrote:
> We were about to promote the National Emergency Library but saw this article in NPR today, which made us put on the brakes:
> https://www.npr.org/2020/03/30/823797545/authors-publishers-condemn-the-national-emergency-library-as-piracy
> Linda Landi
> Senior Collection Development Librarian
> 360-906-4992
> Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries
> 1007 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver WA 98663
> My pronouns are: She / Her / Hers
>> On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 8:42 AM Laura Turner <lauraturner at sandiego.edu> wrote:
>> Dear colleagues,
>> I'm reaching out to see how other academic libraries are handling ebook requests for titles that are not available through traditional academic suppliers (Proquest, EBSCO, etc.).  An example would be Bill Nye's Unstoppable, published by St. Martin's, so more of a popular non-fiction title.  Specifically, Overdrive seems to have been a resource for that kind of material that is no longer available at our city public library, though they do have a couple of other platforms.  Has your academic library worked with Overdrive?
>> Also, has anyone begun pointing users to Internet Archive's "National Emergency Library" for access at least to scanned titles that you might already have in your print collection?  
>> Please feel free to respond off-list, if you prefer.
>> Thanks,
>> Laura
>> Laura Turner
>> Head of Collections, Access, and Discovery
>> Helen K. and James S. Copley Library / University of San Diego
>> 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA  92110-2492
>> Phone:  (619) 260-2365 | lauraturner at sandiego.edu
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