Regarding Tor’s decision to make all of its e-books digital rights management-free as of the end of July, Michael Kelley of Library Journal writes that not much will change on the library side of things (Retail DRM Is an Apple. Library DRM Is an Orange.):
Even though the decision could possibly signal a lessening of fear among some publishers, DRM will remain an integral part of the library lending workflow for the foreseeable future. Whatever rethinking is going on among publishers, and that in itself could be a positive, it still remains that what a publisher decides to do with DRM on the retail side does not necessarily correlate to anything they will do with DRM on the library side.
Read more at Library Journal.