Collection development (Libraries), Electronic publications
In this article the author addresses various aspects regarding the feasibility of library lending services for electronic books (e-books). She suggests that several conditions make e-books difficult to incorporate into library collections, particularly at academic libraries. Topics include lack of interoperability among e-book reader formats, compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and digital rights management of e-books by publishers and vendors.
Farkas, M. (2011). Technology In Practice. Let's Not Borrow Trouble: E-book collection development requires new considerations. American Libraries, 42(3/4), 24.