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Did you know that 85% of e-books aren’t available to public libraries?

Shelf Free is an independent group set up and led by librarians (but open to all) to raise awareness of the opportunities and issues around e-books in public libraries. Library members often compla...
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Updates on e-books in libraries, especially in the UK
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How Library Loans Work Against Book Publishers - Digital Book World

How Library Loans Work Against Book Publishers - Digital Book World | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Ebook lending at libraries can adversely affect book publishers. But what can be done to make library users happy but also protect publishers?
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Focus particularly on Denmark and Sweden, relevant to all.
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E-Books: Evolving markets and new challenges

E-Books: Evolving markets and new challenges | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Written by Ivana Katsarova With an estimated value of US$151 billion, book publishing gradually evolved into a truly global business early in the 21st century. As yet, however, e-books are nevertheless significant only in a relatively small number of markets. These are led by the United States (13% of the book market) and the United Kingdom…
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Published Feb 2016
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Locus Online Perspectives » Cory Doctorow: Peace In Our Time

Locus Online Perspectives » Cory Doctorow: Peace In Our Time | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Locus Online Perspectives
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On e-books, publishers, booksellers, DRM, writers and libraries.
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Penguin Random House releases entire ebook list for libraries through EBSCO - TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond

Penguin Random House releases entire ebook list for libraries through EBSCO - TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), a prominent provider of book discovery services for libraries, has announced that Penguin Random House has put its entire 21,000-title ebook catalog onto the EBSCO eBooks™ service. According to EBSCO, “flexible pricing models will help librarians acquire popular frontlist and backlist e-book titles according to their needs and allow libraries to own purchased Penguin Random House eBooks in perpetuity. EBSCO does not add markups or fees to this or any collection of titles, making it easy for libraries to grow their collections.” Courtesy of this latest deal, EBSCO now has a very up-to-date list added to its already substantial catalog. The announcement continues: “Penguin Random House
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Building a Bypass: Libraries, Amazon, and Indie Authors » Public Libraries Online

Building a Bypass: Libraries, Amazon, and Indie Authors » Public Libraries Online | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it

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"Libraries, despite some strides toward a reasonable solution, still struggle with the cost of e-books. Regardless of the clear data showing the benefit of libraries lending an author’s work in print, publishers still hesitate to budge on e-book pricing. It’s different, they say. And in some ways they are right. But with issues of preservation, shrinking budgets, and rising costs, libraries have to be extremely careful about what books they stock both in print and in digital form."

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Policies for Library Inclusion of Self-Published Works » Public Libraries Online

Policies for Library Inclusion of Self-Published Works » Public Libraries Online | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it

BECOME A CONTRIBUTOR We are always seeking new contributors to add their voices to the site. We invite you to become a part of PL’s dynamic, high-profile team.

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Pearson responds to concern over price hikes | The Bookseller

Pearson responds to concern over price hikes | The Bookseller | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Pearson has defended itself after an article in the Telegraph reported that a number of top universities, including Imperial College London, were "purging" Pearson materials from their courses, after the publisher raised the price of its digital content for academic libraries.
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Penguin Random House Unifies E-book Terms for Libraries

Penguin Random House Unifies E-book Terms for Libraries | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Effective January 1, 2016, all Penguin e-books purchased by libraries after January 1 will be licensed on a perpetual access model.
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National Library of Luxembourg has 72,000 e-books for loan (Good E-Reader)

National Library of Luxembourg has 72,000 e-books for loan (Good E-Reader) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
The National Library of Luxembourg in conjunction with the Higher Council of Public Libraries have unveiled a bold new initiative. Starting today over 72,000
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'Assurances' for booksellers in wake of Penguin Random House e-lending trial | The Bookseller

'Assurances' for booksellers in wake of Penguin Random House e-lending trial | The Bookseller | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
The book trade must "work together" to navigate potential disadvantages of e-book lending, the chief executive of the Booksellers Association, Tim Godfray, has said.
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It's #lovedigital time for Welsh libraries

It's #lovedigital time for Welsh libraries | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries of all types across Wales will be celebrating #lovedigital for a week from 21-28th Nov 2015, using the hashtag #lovedigital and #carudigidol in Welsh. The week builds on the success of la...
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Wales (UK) digital week campaign, includes e-books, e-audio and e-magazines

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New Study Finds Low Levels of Digital Library Borrowing - Publishers Weekly

New Study Finds Low Levels of Digital Library Borrowing - Publishers Weekly | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Only 25% of library patrons borrowed an e-book in the past year, according to the latest BISG survey.
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Relates to American public libraries

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Jisc Chooses ProQuest to Deliver Key Ebook Content to UK Further Education ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Jisc Chooses ProQuest to Deliver Key Ebook Content to UK Further Education ... - PR Newswire (press release) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
CAMBRIDGE, England, Nov. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest has teamed with Jisc to create a custom ebooks...
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E-books fair game for public libraries, says advisor to top Europe court

E-books fair game for public libraries, says advisor to top Europe court | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
AG opinion: Digital lending should be subject to same rules as library loans.
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Airport launches new library that offers free e-books to travellers - Community | The Star Online

TRAVELLING can now be a more enjoyable experience at KL International Airport (KLIA), especially for book lovers.
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Malaysia airport free e-book library
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Cloud e-book service goes live in six UK libraries » Digital By Default News

Six libraries around the UK have launched a new cloud e-book and audiobook lending solution.
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'Is OverDrive destroying public libraries?' - TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond

'Is OverDrive destroying public libraries?' - TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
That’s the question a MobileReader asks in a post about the largest supplier of e-books for U.S. public libraries. “LovieDovie” writes in part: “As this trend of OD providing most ebooks and audio books to the libraries grows, I see more and more OD tentacles everywhere. “I feel like in 15 years OD will control the flow of all such digital content around most countries. In return, most public libraries around the world will become web site shells and vehicles for delivering OD content because most of them won’t need physical places anymore. Is that bad? I think it is pretty bad. “Just think about this side effect every time you conveniently borrow
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Shelve paperbacks in favour of E-books in schools? - BBC News

Shelve paperbacks in favour of E-books in schools? - BBC News | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
E-books are making a big difference to the reading habits of young children, particularly boys
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Free Guide to Ebook Licensing for Public Libraries and Publishers

Free Guide to Ebook Licensing for Public Libraries and Publishers | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Dosdoce, Bookwire and Publishing Perspectives are offering an exclusive ebook licensing guide for global public libraries and publishers.
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"The Guide describes in detail eight types of licenses most used by public libraries across the world."  "...collaboration between Publishing Perspectives, international book publishing news and opinion magazine; Bookwire, a platform specializing in the worldwide distribution of more than 100,000 ebooks and audiobooks of more than 1,000 publishers from around the world, and Dosdoce.com, a company specializing in the development of digital business models..."

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PRH UK extends e-book trial to schools | The Bookseller

PRH UK extends e-book trial to schools | The Bookseller | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Penguin Random House UK is making its children’s and Young Adult e-books available for school libraries through the e-book platform RM Books.
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India’s National Digital Library will have a million free e-books (digitisation project)

India’s National Digital Library will have a million free e-books (digitisation project) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it

The National Digital Library will roll out a collection of 1 million digitsed books and journals, according to an official. The Library will also bring over 100 institutes under its fold.

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Digitisation project between India and the USA

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How libraries are meeting patrons’ needs in the digital age (infographic from Overdrive in America)

How libraries are meeting patrons’ needs in the digital age (infographic from Overdrive in America) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
An infographic from OverDrive takes a look at how libraries evolve to serve their communities in the ever-changing digital environment. Public libraries…
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All PRH e-books available for loan | The Bookseller

All PRH e-books available for loan | The Bookseller | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Penguin Random House UK is making its full catalogue of 23,500 e-books available for libraries to lend.
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"Wyoming is doing wonderful things with their e-book libraries" - Good E-Reader

"Wyoming is doing wonderful things with their e-book libraries" - Good E-Reader | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Wyoming is in the process of combining the e-book collections of their State Library system and the University of Wyoming. This is one of the first times that
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Users can access both the public library and university e-book collection

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Free e-books from Danish public libraries are a smashing hit - The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english

Free e-books from Danish public libraries are a smashing hit - The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
More than one million e-books are expected to be streamed by readers by the end of this year. Free e-books from Danish public libraries are a smashing hit
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