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Trade eBooks in Libraries: The Changing Landscape

With the advent of downloadable retail eBooks marketed to individual consumers, for the first time in their history libraries encountered an otherwise commercially available text format they were prevented from adding to their collections. Trade eBooks in Libraries examines the legal frameworks which gave rise to this phenomenon and… Read More

  • Publications
  • 16 December 2016
  • By: Paul Whitney and Christina de Castell

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. Read More

  • News
  • 16 June 2016
  • By: anonymous

IFLA 2014 eLending Background Paper

Introduction The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) released the eLending Background Paper in 2012 followed by a commissioned think piece and the Principles for Library eLending. The Background Paper intended to: Provide an overview of the issues relating to eBooks in libraries; Summarise the current… Read More

  • Publications
  • 30 July 2014
  • By: eLending Group

Response to Public Consultation on the Review of EU Copyright Rules (2014)

5 March 2014 In September 2013, the European Parliament recognised the need to reform EU copyright rules within its European Parliamentary resolution on “Promoting the European Cultural and Creative Sectors as sources of economic growth and jobs” (T7-0368/2013)1. In that resolution, the European Parliament: 52. … Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 March 2014