Tag Archives: eLending

A Happy ending – interview with Mikkel Christoffersen on eLending in Denmark

(8 February 2019)  The story of eLending in Denmark is a particular one. Despite high levels of use of the Danish eLending platform, it attracted frequent (if unjustified) criticism from other stakeholders, who held it up as a reason not to support eLending elsewhere. Yet now, all Danish publishers are on board, and there has been impressive […]


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Deal on eLending in the Netherlands: Interview with the Dutch Public Library Association

(31 October 2018) Following extensive discussions, libraries in the Netherlands have come to an agreement with publishers and others about eBook availability in the country. Published in the Official Journal on 24 October, the Covenant (available in Dutch) promises to ensure that more books are available for e-Lending by libraries, within a shorter period of […]


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More changes in eBook lending for public libraries

(7 September 2018) In what the publisher called “good news” for libraries and their patrons, Penguin Random House has announced that as of October 1, 2018, the house is changing its e-book lending licenses for public libraries in the U.S. The shift moves access to book titles from a “perpetual access” model (where libraries pay […]


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Should writers be paid for their eBooks lent by libraries?

(21 December 2016) When libraries lend books to the public, authors and publishers receive remuneration from the Government under the Lending Rights schemes, but this is not the case when libraries lend eBooks. Is this fair? This year, a Public Lending Rights scheme was extended to eBooks in Canada, with no payments for eBooks yet. […]


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eBooks can be lent in same way as traditional books, says CJEU

(10 November 2016)  The lending of an electronic book (eBook) can be treated in the same way as that of a traditional book under certain conditions, Europe’s highest court said today. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) was ruling on Vereniging Openbare Bibliotheken v Stichting Leenrecht, referred by the District Court of […]


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bibliotheca brings the best of new product portfolio to ALA

(June 21, 2016) Committed to supporting library missions across the globe, bibliotheca is pleased to announce a new, long-term product set. This brings together the best of both the original bibliotheca and 3M Library Systems, creating a more focused and efficient portfolio for customers. The combination of resources and knowledge allows bibliotheca to provide customers […]


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3M Cloud Library launches in UK and Australia

(13 April 2015, London) 3M Library Systems (3M) today announced that it will expand its 3M Cloud Library Digital Lending System to libraries in the UK and Australia. Borrowers in these countries will benefit from 3M’s entry into the market as it boosts public libraries’ options to meet the increasing demand for digital content. 3M […]


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IFLA launches the 2014 eLending Background Paper

(30 July 2014) The eLending environment for libraries around the world continues to change at a rapid pace. In 2012, IFLA released its Background Paper on eLending, which formed the basis for the production of the IFLA Principles for Library eLending, the third revision of which was issued at the World Library & Information Congress […]


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Report on eBooks and eLending in Australian public libraries released

(16 June 2014) ALIA’s Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) has released the report  A comparison of ebooks and elending in Australian Public Libraries 2013 v 2014. The report compares an eBooks and eLending survey completed in January 2013 to the same survey completed in May 2014 and will be produced annually to show eBook and […]


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Put your eBooks on a shelf with Digital Library Wallpaper

(4 June 2014)  Teleread.com reports that Vodaphone Romania  has found a clever way to display eBooks as part of its own eBook lending program: Digital Library Wallpaper. Customers can go to Vodaphone’s web site, pick out the books they want, and then have a big wallpaper “shelf” printed that has book decorations and scannable QR […]


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Why can’t libraries lend ebooks? European-wide petition calls for change

(23 April 2014) As World Book Night returns for its annual celebration of books and reading on 23 April, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and European counterparts EBLIDA have announced a European-wide petition calling for changes to copyright law so public libraries have the same right to lend eBooks as they […]


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Elending Landscape Report 2014 released

(14 April 2014)  ALIA has released the Elending Landscape Report 2014 which identifies worldwide public library initiatives to secure eBooks for borrowers. The report—prepared by Brussels-based Civic Agenda—is intended to help identify practical eLending solutions for Australian public libraries. The announcement is here.


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Public library eLending pilots launched in UK

(3 March 2014) The Publishers Association (PA) and the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) have today announced the launch of a year long pilot for eLending in public libraries. The aim of the pilot is to carry out real-time, real-world research into the impact of eBook lending in public libraries on authors, publishers and on […]


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Libraries launch eBook lending in the Netherlands

(The Hague, 21 January 2014)  – A large scale eBook lending service for library members will be launched today in the Netherlands through  http://www.bibliotheek.nl/. This new service from the libraries will allow members to read eBooks without restriction so that more than one person can read the same eBook at the same time. In most […]


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LIANZA adopts IFLA’s Principles for Library eLending

(30 April 2013) LIANZA’s Standing Committee on eLending and Digital Content has adopted IFLA’s Principles for Library eLending while the New Zealand principles are being developed. A link to the IFLA eLending principles is available on the LIANZA Standing Committee on eLending and Digital Content page. The full LIANZA announcement is here: http://www.lianza.org.nz/news/2013/apr/30/lianza-adopts-iflas-principles-library-elending


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