The explosion of digital materials and e-readers has disrupted the historic partnership between book publishers and libraries. Tom Allen explains that the new business models required for more widespread e-lending will necessarily involve compromises. He suggests that e-lending pilot projects between individual publishers and libraries are a promising development.
Allen, Tom. "Book Publishers and Libraries: Historic Partners Facing a Disruptive Technology." Maine Policy Review 22.1 (2013) : 46 -47, https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/vol22/iss1/10.