The Douglas County Libraries (Colorado) have been working on a project to purchase eBooks direct from publishers and locally load them on an Adobe Content Server. The titles are then loaned to patrons for use on their personal devices or computers. To date they are working with 8 publishers (listed below). Dzanc Books is the latest partner. To hear more about their project, listen to an audio interview with Jordana Vincent, Collection Development Librarian, Douglas County Libraries (11/11).
From the 1/11/12 Press Release: DCL and Dzanc join forces for eContent
Douglas County Libraries and Dzanc Books have joined forces to allow for library purchase of eBooks from Dzanc Books. Dzanc Books is the first nonprofit publisher to join DCL’s eBook purchasing experiment, and is a champion of literature and writing. Continue reading Douglas County Libraries adds 8th Publisher to locally loaded eBook collection