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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

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