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Catching Up - Latest Developments on eLending Advocacy in the United States

A lot has happened in the last six months around library eLending! Following a first interview last October about ongoing efforts to improve eLending conditions for libraries in the United States, we're happy to publish a follow-up interview with Sari Feldman, Senior Fellow at the American Library Assoication's Office for Information Technology Policy.

22 April 2020 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, eLending, eLending for Libraries, United States of America

Hard Choices: Libraries Face Major Challenges in Meeting Reader eLending Demand

New research from Australia has explored how the way eBooks are offered to libraries affect their decisions over what to offer borrowers.

1 April 2020 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, eBooks, Australia, eLending for Libraries

E-Lending, Embargoes and Equitable Access: Interview with Sari Feldman

The rules around library eLending are on the agenda again in the United States, following the decision by one publisher to impose limits on libraries' ability to give access to new books. We interviewed Sari Feldman, past President of the American Library Association and currently a Senior Policy Fellow focusing on eBooks, about the situation.

16 October 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, eLending, eLending for Libraries, United States of America

Simplify, Unify, Diversify: an Interview with Jessica Want, New York Public Library

Alongside growing concern in the United States and Canada about the conditions imposed on libraries looking to lend eBooks, there are also efforts to reduce dependency on third party distributors by building 'library-controlled' platforms. We interviewed Jessica Want, Director, Digital Products at New York Public Library to find out about one major initiative - Library Simplified. One such effort is Library Simplified, a collaboration between New York Public Library, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), and Lyrasis.

16 July 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, United States of America, elending, eLending for Libraries, Ebooks

Availability, License Terms and Pricing of eBooks: an Interview with Rebecca Giblin

ELending is becoming increasingly important and is already well-established in many countries. While jurisdictions approach the lending of eBooks and other digital material in many different ways, licensing is often part of the equation. And with that, challenges arise for the library sector.

12 April 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Accessibility, Advocacy, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, eBooks, eLending, eLending for Libraries, Intellectual property, Licensing, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America

A Happy Ending: Interview with Mikkel Christoffersen on eLending in Denmark

The story of eLending in Denmark is a particular one. However, following some years of tension, Danish libraries are now lending more eBooks than ever, with all major publishers readily supporting this work. We interview Mikkel Christoffersen to find out what has happened.

8 February 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, eBooks, eLending, Denmark

Controlled Digital Lending: an Interview with Jonathan Band

The concept of controlled digital lending is receiving growing attention. Originating in the United States, it is now a subject of discussion elsewhere in the world, raising both interest and concern. IFLA has interviewed Jonathan Band, a member of the Libraries Copyright Alliance, to find out more.

22 January 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, eBooks, eLending, eLending for Libraries

Libraries Can't Get Enough eBooks: an Interview with Sharon Day, Edmonton Public Library

IFLA has interviewed Sharon Day, speaking on behalf of a campaign in Canada to boost the availability - and affordability - of eBooks for libraries. The goal - to ensure that Canada's libraries can fulfil their mission of giving readers maximum possible access to knowledge and culture.

15 January 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, eBooks, eLending, eLending for Libraries, Canada

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

Following extensive discussions, libraries in the Netherlands have come to an agreement with publishers and others about eBook availability in the country. We interviewed Francien van Bohemen, Deputy Director of the Dutch Public Library Association, to find out more about the deal.

31 October 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, eBooks, eLending, eLending for Libraries, Netherlands

Give eBooks a Chance

With better suited legislation and business practices, eBooks can continue to play a major role in promoting access to, and enjoyment of, ideas and knowledge.

28 February 2018 | eBooks, eLending, eLending for Libraries

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