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Librarians demand action on costly ebooks

Hundreds sign letter demanding investigation into pricing and licensing for online books

Hundreds of librarians are calling for urgent government regulation of “unaffordable” ebooks, as the coronavirus crisis has made access to online books crucial for students and researchers.

In an open letter, which had collected more than 1,200 signatures on the morning of 5 October, UK-based librarians, researchers, lecturers and students called on Robert Halfon, chair of the House of Commons Education Committee, to investigate the academic publishing industry over its pricing and licensing of ebooks.

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