Articles of Interest – Libraries, digital lending, and eReaders

The past few weeks there have been several interesting articles and interviews related to libraries and digital lending, the pros/cons of lending eBooks readers, and publisher/library relationships.  A few are listed below:

Threats to Digital Lending – American Libraries Magazine

Interview with Michael Porter of Library Renewal – via Teleread

Interview with Paul Biba from Teleread about Amazon, epublishing, and why publishers hate libraries – via Dquarium

Libraries – Arguments for the check-out of eReaders – PCSweeney’s blog

An eBook is not a Book (arguments against the check-out of eReaders)- PLA blog

So you want to start a Kindle lending program? – via code4lib

If Libraries Didn’t Exist, Would Publishers be Trying to Kill Book Lending – via TechDirt