ebooks choices and the missing soul of librarianship

Andromeda Yelton talks about the implications of the Adobe Digital Editions security issues.

This is about the fact that we do not have the technical skills to verify whether our products are in line with the values we espouse, the policies we hold, or even the contracts we sign, and we do not delegate this verification to others who do. Our failure to verify affects all the software we run.

I agree with her that we need to take stronger stances in contracts. Libraries spend too much money on a variety of content and services every year to just accept the barely acceptable products we usually receive for it.