Friday, October 29, 2010

Institutional Libraries Say 'No DRM' - Springer Agrees - Bravo

PW: "“We’re not concerned about piracy,” said George Scottie, Springer Verlag’s director of channel marketing, when asked about the Springer e-book program, which allows institutional customers to lend Springer e-books without DRM protection. Seventy percent of Springer’s business comes from big academic and research libraries, Scottie said, and they are adamant that they don’t want DRM or other such restrictions on the e-books they buy from Springer. Launched in 2006, Springer’s e-book program offers 40,000 titles in the PDF format in the science, technical, and medical category (including some textbooks). ..."