Since I haven’t provided an appropriate About page yet [Since I hadn’t provided an About page until Saturday, December 16, 2006], I should provide a disclaimer that’s conceivably relevant to this post.
This is my personal blog. It does not reflect OCLC views or policy.
More specifically, I don’t know anything about the workings of netLibrary–and I’ve stopped speaking and writing about those aspects of the ebook field that (to the best of my limited knowledge) might involve netLibrary, because there’s no good way to deal with the possible conflicts.
I’ve been on record for years as saying that ebooks should take over a chunk of the textbook market. That’s a personal perspective. The notes about the size of the digital text market are based entirely on public information.
Similarly, even if I was inclined to write about online catalogs–which I’m not–I wouldn’t at this point, since there’s a whole can of worms that I don’t wish to open.