Blues may recall Lukaku and Sturridge will reject loan move – reports

first_imgChelsea could recall Romelu Lukaku from his season-long loan at West Brom in January, The People suggest.The Blues have an option to take the striker back and are tipped to do so if he does not get a regular starting place for the Baggies.The People also say Daniel Sturridge plans to reject loan offers and would rather leave Chelsea on a permanent basis in January.Liverpool were interested in a loan deal for Sturridge earlier this year and are expected to make another attempt to sign him when the transfer window opens, but the forward is apparently not keen on a temporary move.And The Sun on Sunday report that Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has pleaded with owner Roman Abramovich to do whatever it takes to keep Ashley Cole at the club.Meanwhile, Fulham are plotting a £12m bid for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent, according to the Sunday Mirror.Bent has been dropped and stripped of the captaincy by manager Paul Lambert and it is claimed Fulham will offer the player a way out of Villa Park.It comes after Whites boss Martin Jol indicated he would like to sign Bent, saying: “If your club wants to be top 10, you need strikers such as Darren Bent, who’ll score 15-20 goals a season.”This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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This Library E-Book Will Self-Destruct After 26 Check Outs

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts audrey watters There’s a certain amount of wear-and-tear on library books. You can only check out Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince so many times, for example, before a well-loved book becomes a little too well-loved for circulation. Librarians are masters at maintaining books – repairing spines, patching torn pages, protecting covers, keeping books available for library patrons. But imagine, if you will, a publishing company – oh, let’s say HarperCollins – telling libraries that after checking out a book a certain number of times – oh, let’s say 26 – that they’ve reached the cap on loans. The book can no longer be shared, and libraries need to return the copy or buy the book again. Sound crazy? Well, that actually is the new policy for HarperCollins, reports Library Journal, detailing the new terms for its e-book loans via OverDrive, the main e-book distributor for libraries.In a letter to its library customers, OverDrive CEO Steve Potash announced the changes to the terms, writing:“To provide you with the best options, we have been required to accept and accommodate new terms for eBook lending as established by certain publishers. Next week, OverDrive will communicate a licensing change from a publisher that, while still operating under the one-copy/one-user model, will include a checkout limit for each eBook licensed. Under this publisher’s requirement, for every new eBook licensed, the library (and the OverDrive platform) will make the eBook available to one customer at a time until the total number of permitted checkouts is reached. This eBook lending condition will be required of all eBook vendors or distributors offering this publisher’s titles for library lending (not just OverDrive).”Potash’s letter doesn’t specify HarperCollins by name, but the publishing company has confirmed to Library Journal that these are, indeed, its new terms for lending e-books. The new cap for the number of times an e-book can be loaned will be 26. The publishing company has issued a statement, saying that it “is committed to the library channel. We believe this change balances the value libraries get from our titles with the need to protect our authors and ensure a presence in public libraries and the communities they serve for years to come.”Librarians are, not surprisingly, up in armsover the announcement. (You can follow the hashtag #hcod hashtag on Twitter.) We’ve written several times here at ReadWriteWeb about the future of libraries and e-books. It’s an important issue – as more and more library patrons are keen to borrow digital books – but a complicated one – as the publishing industry has, in many cases, been reluctant to make the move to e-book lending. It’s worth noting that two of the largest publishers, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster, still do not make their e-books available for libraries to loan.As frustrating as e-book lending policies are for consumers’ personal copies, the stakes are significantly higher for libraries. Already facing budget cuts and crises, many libraries are struggling to keep their patrons happy with e-readers and e-books. The answer, according to HarperCollins it seems: just buy more printed books. center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#E-Books#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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