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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

Literacy and a Love of Reading Boosted by European Judges’ eBook Decision

Libraries play a crucial role in bringing people to reading. From children’s books to the latest thrillers, they are the safety value in the copyright system that prevents access to culture being the preserve of the better off. But eLending has been surrounded by legal uncertainty for many years. Today, European judges decided that eBooks could indeed be treated as books, but further analysis of the decision will be necessary to understand its implications and limits.

10 November 2016 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, E-learning, Europe

eBooks – a Step Forward

With eBooks becoming an ever more normal way of reading, it is high time that the law caught up with reality. IFLA therefore welcomes the Opinion of the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union on eLending.

16 June 2016 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), elending, Ebooks, Public Libraries

IFLA Statement on Public Lending Right Updated to Include eBooks

On 9 December 2015, IFLA’s Governing Board approved an updated Statement on Public Lending Right (PLR) including a new section on eBooks. The updated statement identifies the complexities of considering PLR for eBooks, reinforces the need to involve libraries when considering changes to PLR programs to incorporate digital content, incorporates additional considerations for developing countries, and updates legal references from the 2005 statement.

1 February 2016

IFLA launches the 2014 eLending Background Paper

The eLending environment for libraries around the world continues to change at a rapid pace

30 July 2014 | elending

EBLIDA highlights “The Right to e-Read” on World Book and Copyright Day

The Right to e-Read Coinciding with today's United Nations’ World Book Day and World Copyright Day, the European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) is rallying the European community to its “Right to e-Read” campaign.

23 April 2014 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Copyright, World Copyright Day

Folding shelves - The Economist publishes article on Elending

In late March, The Economist published an article on the Elending and Public Libraries.

25 March 2013 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Copyright, , The Economist

IFLA and CILIP Discuss the Challenges of eBooks in Libraries - Presentations now available

On the 21st of February 2013 the IFLA Management of Library Associations (MLAS) Committee and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) invited participants to attend a seminar on Ebooks and the challenges faced by libraries titled ‘eBooks in Libraries – A Global Question of Survival?’.

19 March 2013 | United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ebooks, MLAS, CILIP

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