Recent briefings on e-books and libraries

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Recently there have been several briefing reports on the current state of play with e-books and libraries. If you’re interested in this area you may like to read the following:

Ebook Acquisition and Lending Briefing: Public, Academic and Research Libraries” (August 2012) by CILIP

E-books in libraries: a briefing document developed in preparation for a workshop on e-lending in libraries” (June 2012) by O’brien, Gasser and Palfrey for Berkman Centre for Internet & Society at Harvard University

E-book business models for public libraries” developed by the Business Model/Licensing Group from ALA’s Digital Content and Libraries Working Group.

IFLA E-lending background paper (May 2012)

And, not a report, but, one person’s e-book user’s bill of rights.

Also, if you’re interested in e-books you may like to look at and follow my Scoop.it ‘magazine’ on e-books and libraries where I add items that link to news items, blog posts, reports etc on e-books and libraries. I post a few items each week on there, instead of filling this blog with e-book items.

UPDATE (17th) CILIP is seeking your views on e-books and libraries in advance of an expected Westminster UK Government taskforce review of the issue.  CILIP your comments

About alysontyler

Civil servant, (former, and at heart, librarian) and yoga teacher
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