Congress theme: “Libraries beyond libraries: Integration, Innovation and Information for all”

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Thursday, 18 August 2011

IFLA & UNESCO – Important partners

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Jānis KārkliņšThe following is a short interview with Jānis Kārkliņš, Assistant Director-General of Communication and Information of UNESCO

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Monday, 15 August 2011

Can the new book economy guarantee freedom of expression?


15 August, 13:45-15:45


Room: Grand Salon A

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The age of the e-book is well and truly upon us. More and more library users own e-readers and are beginning to demand lending services that suit them. At the same time, several major publishing houses are reluctant to enter the e-book lending market, while others have imposed restrictive terms that cause library and information professionals to be concerned about user privacy, purchasing power and the future of the public library as a public access intermediary that can lend reading materials in the digital age.

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