For better or worse, Big Six publishers are unlikely to adopt a pricing model for eBooks that mirrors how print books are sold to libraries. But current pricing and lending restrictions unfairly penalize libraries to the detriment of publishers and readers. A system based on actual use would more fairly allocate cost and risk as long as eBooks are not governed by the First Sale doctrine.Personally, despite reading more and more eBooks, I use the library less and less because I don't really understand the lending process and so few eBooks are available for lending. It's a problem that will need to be solved at some point, between the lack of eBooks at the library, the question about what happens to eBooks when an account goes dormant, and other factors, a real availability issue may be starting to take shape.
H/t to the Dish for pointing out the article. Also interesting at the Dish is the reading trends graphic.