The Connecticut State Library recently announced that funding for a statewide eBook platform was approved by their State Bond Commission. According to the press release this makes “Connecticut one of the first states to develop a statewide library eBook service…”
Support for the measure came from both the Legislature and the Governor. When Governor Malloy signed the legislation, he said “As the role of libraries change, it’s critical that we continue to provide invaluable resources that support the educational advancement of Connecticut citizens in a digital age.”
State Library Board Chair, John N. Barry said “The Governor and the Legislature recognize the important role that libraries play in the lives of all of our citizens. With their leadership we are ensuring that Connecticut’s libraries will be well positioned to meet the needs of library users no matter what format information takes.”
The Connecticut Statewide eBook Service will be administered by the State Library’s Division of Library Development with oversight by the State Library Board’s eBook Committee and input from the library community.