One of the first articles the author ever published on ebooks was in 1998. That year, consultant Judy Luther reported from the field on the new e-reader devices that were being launched. The article was titled "E-books: The Next Electronic Frontier." Yin Zhang and Kay Downey have been studying the impact of patron-driven acquisition ebook lending models at Kent State University Libraries for 5 years now. Having reported earlier results in a 2014 issue of CIL, the authors are here to update you on what they've learned about how these models can work in your library's favor.
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