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IFLA releases a statement on Controlled Digital Lending

16 June 2021

    Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) has emerged in the last few years as a specific means of enabling libraries to fulfil their missions. It involves libraries lending digital copies of physical works in their collections, using technological safeguards to ensure that no more copies are loaned than the library itself owns. IFLA's statement underlines the potential of CDL, and what conditions could allow it to take place.

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

    6 April 2021

      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.

      Access not Administrative Burdens: IFLA signs letter on special trade provisions for least developed countries

      9 March 2021

        IFLA has lent its support to efforts to ensure that least developed countries continue to enjoy greater flexibilities and lower administrative requirements in implementing trade deals. Retaining these possibilities will support investment, and more favourable laws, for education and research, and the libraries that support them.

        Sustaining libraries in a digital world: Interview with Jennie Rose Halperin, Library Futures

        2 March 2021

          Library Futures is a newly created organisation in the United States, focused on the questions facing libraries in the digital world, with a view both to supporting learning and capacity building on the ground, and advocating for policy change. We interviewed Jennie Rose Halperin, Executive Director of Library Futures, to find out more.