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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. Read More

  • News
  • 16 July 2019
  • By: anonymous

Best Practice for Establishing a Public Lending Right System that Supports Authors and Libraries and Enables Literacy and Learning (Annex to the 2016 IFLA Position on Public Lending Right)

IFLA’s existing statement on Public Lending Right (PLR), updated in 2016, sets out IFLA’s policy position on Public Lending Right. These best practices are without prejudice to the existing IFLA Statement and are an annex to it. As highlighted in the Statement, IFLA does not favor… Read More

  • Publications
  • 29 April 2019

Spain’s Recent Copyright Reform: an Interview with the Chair of the Library Association’s Copyright Group

The Spanish government recently implemented two European directives: the Marrakesh Directive, and the Collective Management Directive. The bill that transposed these two pieces of legislation came with unexpected proposals on the topic of public lending rights. The chair of the copyright group at the Spanish Library Association (FESABID) tells us about the recent changes: Read More

  • News
  • 25 April 2019
  • By: anonymous

Adoption of the European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

The Council of the European Union has now also adopted the European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. After the entry into force of the text in a few weeks, a period of national implementation will start. IFLA, alongside partner organisations, will now engage with members at the national level to get the best outcome for libraries. Read More

  • News
  • 17 April 2019
  • By: anonymous

Newsletter on Digital Opportunities and Challenges: Call for papers

IFLA’s Standing Committee on Libraries for Children and Young Adults is seeking articles for our next newsletter about youth services librarianship and best practices from around the world linked to our theme, which is: Digital Opportunities and Challenges for Library Services to Children and Youth. Read More

  • News
  • 20 March 2019
  • By: Benjamin Scheffler

eLending & eBook update – February 2018

E-Reolen – the Danish, national e-lending platform – Nordic library meeting in Copenhagen Ppt with information on the business model, lending models, prices, numbers, among other aspects. CB: E-bookafzet groeit minder hard The article (in Dutch) shows that the trend in eBook lending… Read More

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  • 04 February 2019

eLending & eBook update – December 2017

Digital Publishers Find Shared Purpose at W3C Publishing Summit – 13.11.2017 The article comments on the discussions that took place during the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Publishing Summit on the topic of digital publishing. Le prêt numérique en bibliothèque : bientôt la schizophrénie ? (E-lending… Read More

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  • 04 February 2019

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. Read More

  • News
  • 22 January 2019
  • By: anonymous