Great news for libraries, the last of the big 6 (big 5 now I guess) has begun a pilot project to license content to several libraries in New York. Below are links to several articles and blog posts. Thanks to Molly Raphael for posting these links on the ALA Council listserv.
American Libraries Magazine, eContent blog: http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/e-content/ala-president-commends-simon-schuster-s-entry-library-ebook-market
Library Journal’s Digital Shift: http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/04/ebooks/nypl-queens-libraries-comment-on-simon-schuster-lending-deal/