I am a graphic designer and film maker, who loves photography, user experience and pop culture in all its forms. During my professional career I have led teams on community and brochure site redesigns, created mock ups and other assets for on-line properties; worked with outside vendors to develop systems and work flows for on-line content distribution; set standards for best-in-class DVDs and downloadable content; played key roles on various marketing campaigns; and worked in fast paced news environments.
In the past year, libraries have seen a sharp growth in e-book borrowing. That trend is transforming the relationship between libraries and publishers. Libraries need to offer electronic books to remain relevant today. But some publishers worry lending e-books will lead to piracy and loss of sales. Two of the big six publishers license their e-books to libraries. Others are exploring pilot programs or have declined to participate. Many library patrons are frustrated with the limited availability of titles and long waiting lists. And some buy a copy of the e-book anyway.