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.
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.
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.