The Right to e-Read

In the last few years there’s been a consolidation of the e-books market; the number of publishers and therefore the titles have experienced an exponent growth, along with the users. The lending of e-books in libraries has been a quite discussed topic in specialised forums and lists, with supporters and detractors: the need for libraries to keep track of the demands of a highly technology demanding community, the costs of offering both the devices and the titles in a budget-cutting context are just two examples of the discussions taking place in the library community. 

EBLIDA is aware of the obstacles getting in the way of libraries that wish to offer e-books to their users and has made a call on the EU Commission demanding a copyright framework, paving the way towards e-lending in European libraries.

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