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ALIA e-Lending Report 2014

ALIA E-lending Report 2014

via Gary Price at LJ Infodocket

http://www.infodocket.com/2014/04/17/new-report-online-elending-landscape-report-2014-published-by-australian-library-and-information-association/

“The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has released the E-lending Landscape Report 2014. ALIA commissioned Brussels-based Civic Agenda to produce a worldwide elending landscape report, identifying public library-led initatives to secure ebooks for borrowers.

Australian public libraries have experienced great difficulty in obtaining ebooks for elending and finding a platform which will meet the desired criteria:

  • A secure, trusted repository that contains ebooks from the big publishers, as well as from authors direct, and from local publishers
  • Content procured at a fair price
  • Providing access to local history content
  • Library branded
  • Providing content that can be accessed from all sorts of devices
  • With a clever discovery layer
  • The options of loan or buy.

The report on elending platform developments internationally is intended to help identify practical solutions for Australian public libraries. It includes a list of conclusions and options available for Australian Public Libraries to consider when purchasing electronic material.”

 New Report Online: Elending Landscape Report 2014 Published by Australian Library and Information Association

Stephen

Posted on: April 29, 2014, 6:17 am Category: Uncategorized

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