The interesting discussion is taking place on the download squad blog. Read the post, then read the comments – lots of good fodder about customer perception of libraries there.
And the author of the post, Brad Linder, is to be thanked by all librarians for saying things like this about BookSwim:
- “But also unlike your public library, you have to pay a monthly fee to join [bookswim].”
- “Or you could, you know, go to your local library. They might not have 150,000 titles, but that’s what interlibrary loan is for.” (wow – he even uses ILL – cool!).
So go read the post and the comments!