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Promise, progress… and persistent problems: catching up on the situation for eLending in the United States

The past year has underlined how essential it is for libraries to be able to offer access to content digitally. With major expansion in demand from users, there have been both welcome moves from publishers to facilitate access, but also increasingly clear evidence of underlying challenges in the eBook market. We interviewed Sari Feldman and Alan Inouye, ALA, to get an update. Read More

  • News
  • 06 April 2021
  • By: anonymous

Clone of 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. Read More

  • News
  • 22 April 2020
  • By: anonymous

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. Read More

  • News
  • 22 April 2020
  • By: anonymous

Public Lending Right Briefing (2020)

Public Lending Right schemes exist in just over 30 countries worldwide, with active efforts from some to extend them further. IFLA’s new briefing, linked to our position on the subject, aims to help libraries and library associations engage in discussions more effectively.  IFLA’s position on… Read More

  • Publications
  • 19 March 2020

Video recording of the 16th IFLA ILDS conference: Beyond the paywall – Resource sharing in a disruptive ecosystem. Held at the National Library of Technology in Prague, Czech Republic, October 9-11, 2019.

Recorded at the National Library of Technology in Prague, Czech Republic, from Wednesday, October 9, at 10:00 CET, until Friday, October 11, 2019, at noon CET. More at https://ilds2019.org. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.  … Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 November 2019

Proceedings of the 16th IFLA ILDS conference: Beyond the paywall – Resource sharing in a disruptive ecosystem : held at the National Library of Technology in Prague, Czech Republic, October 9-11, 2019

Published on behalf of the IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section’s Standing Committee, this freely-accessible eBook is a testimonial reflecting the state-of-the-art in the areas of thinking through, reacting to and proactively engaging in the most emergent challenges of todays’ global resource sharing and document delivery… Read More

  • Publications
  • 04 November 2019
  • By: Peter D. Collins, Stephanie Krueger, and Sasha Skenderija (Eds.)

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. Read More

  • News
  • 16 October 2019
  • By: anonymous