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Updates on e-books in libraries, especially in the UK
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Amazon, we want to talk to you about Kindle Unlimited | CILIP

Amazon, we want to talk to you about Kindle Unlimited | CILIP | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
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EU Court Rules Libraries can Make eBooks without Publisher Permission - Good E-Reader (blog)

EU Court Rules Libraries can Make eBooks without Publisher Permission - Good E-Reader (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
EU Court Rules Libraries can Make eBooks without Publisher Permission
Good E-Reader (blog)
The highest court in Europe has ruled that libraries can digitize books without publishers permission and distribute them to dedicated reading terminals.
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As demand for e-books grows, libraries at odds with publishers over pricing ... NJ.com

As demand for e-books grows, libraries at odds with publishers over pricing ... NJ.com | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
As demand for e-books grows, libraries at odds with publishers over pricing ...
The Times, Trenton - NJ.com
A hard copy of a book can be lent to a countless number of library patrons, but publishers will only license the use of e-books.
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“Let Libraries Lend E-books” – an update on e-book campaigning and EU copyright reform

“Let Libraries Lend E-books” – an update on e-book campaigning and EU copyright reform | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Building on the European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Association’s (EBLIDA) “E-books in libraries campaign”, which ran between 2012 and 2013, “The Right to E-read” campaign is a...
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85% of ebooks are not available to public libraries in the UK (infographic)

85% of ebooks are not available to public libraries in the UK (infographic) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
While library stats in the US are highly optimistic, the situation is clearly different in the United Kingdom, and the entire European Union.

Via MioBook.
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Update - as of summer 2014, ALL public library services in Wales now offer e-books.

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Kindle Unlimited and Libraries | Opinion - Library Journal

Kindle Unlimited and Libraries | Opinion - Library Journal | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Kindle Unlimited and Libraries | Opinion Library Journal Andrewheadshot 170x170 Kindle Unlimited and Libraries | Opinion Not surprisingly, the library industry continues to digest and debate the potential impact from the launch of Amazon's Kindle...
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Good opinion piece making interesting points. 

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NI libraries in e-book loan record

NI libraries in e-book loan record | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Northern Ireland's libraries lent a record number of e-books on Sunday.
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[the peak was in January according to the text]

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Amazon Tests 'Kindle Unlimited,' A Netflix For Ebooks And Audiobooks - TechCrunch

Amazon Tests 'Kindle Unlimited,' A Netflix For Ebooks And Audiobooks - TechCrunch | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Reuters Amazon Tests 'Kindle Unlimited,' A Netflix For Ebooks And Audiobooks TechCrunch Amazon might give readers something to get really excited about: A digital ebook and audiobook subscription service that provides Kindle users with all the...
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Remember that libraries do this for free! (Although without the back collection at the moment.)

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Ensuring long-term access to digital publications by ‘Preserving eBooks.’ | Digital Preservation Coalition

Ensuring long-term access to digital publications by ‘Preserving eBooks.’ | Digital Preservation Coalition | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is pleased to announce the publication of the latest in its series of DPC Technology Watch Reports, Preserving eBooks this week. Written by Portico’s Amy Kirchhoff and Sheila Morrissey, and published in
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UK: amendments to Public Lending Right Scheme | Lexology

UK: amendments to Public Lending Right Scheme | Lexology | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
On 5 June 2014 the UK Parliament passed the Public Lending Right Scheme 1982 (Commencement of Variations) Order 2014 ("Order"), implementing its…
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Note it is for on-site downloads only, therefore most downloads from the Welsh e-books scheme won't qualify for authors.

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New Research Article: “The Perceived Impact of Ebooks on Student ...

New Research Article: “The Perceived Impact of Ebooks on Student ... | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
However, anecdotal information, bolstered by informal student surveys, has suggested that a significant number of our students prefer print books to ebooks. For example, students enrolled in a course taught by one of the ...
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OverDrive, MediaDo Partner to Bring Japanese eBooks to Libraries - Good E-Reader (blog)

OverDrive, MediaDo Partner to Bring Japanese eBooks to Libraries - Good E-Reader (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
mediabistro.com OverDrive, MediaDo Partner to Bring Japanese eBooks to Libraries Good E-Reader (blog) In addition to the ability for OverDrive members around the world to access these Japanese-language ebooks, the formation of OverDrive Japan means...
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"Does Europe hate libraries?" (international copyright)

It was a fail. At the 27th WIPO meeting in Geneva the European Commission and Council representatives did not agree on advancing work on copyright exemptions for libraries and archives.
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International copyright exemptions for libraries and archives  not allowed

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EU Announces Changes to VAT on eBooks - Good E-Reader (blog)

EU Announces Changes to VAT on eBooks - Good E-Reader (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
EU Announces Changes to VAT on eBooks
Good E-Reader (blog)
The European Court of Justice has just concluded that EU member states are free to charge differing rates of VAT on eBooks and paper books.
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Not about libraries but still interesting - will it affect cost of e-books to libraries?

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Bookless library opened by new US university

Bookless library opened by new US university | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Florida Polytechnic University's enormous facility promises to make 'many more books available for the students' in digital form
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Public library engagement in the United States

Public library engagement in the United States | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
An overview of three years of research into Americans’ relationships with public libraries in the digital age. (3 years of research on #libraries in the digital age summarized in 1 shareable resource.
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Summary on slides of 3 years of research into American's use of public libraries, includes e-books. 

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Why the Public Library Beats Amazon—for Now - Wall Street Journal

Why the Public Library Beats Amazon—for Now - Wall Street Journal | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Tech Review: As e-book subscription services grow their catalogs, the age-old institution trumps all.
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The State of Worldwide Library eBook Lending - Good E-Reader (blog)

The State of Worldwide Library eBook Lending - Good E-Reader (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
The State of Worldwide Library eBook Lending Good E-Reader (blog) State of Victoria public libraries report 298,809 eBook downloads in 2011/12 and 497,045 downloads in 2012/13 (+66%) Users of the State Library of Western Australia downloaded 9,130...
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Link to summary of the report and Word and pdf versions 

http://www.ifla.org/node/8851 ;

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90% of US Libraries now Loan out eBooks - Good E-Reader (blog)

90% of US Libraries now Loan out eBooks - Good E-Reader (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
90% of US Libraries now Loan out eBooks
Good E-Reader (blog)
Libraries in the United States have been steadily embracing digital books for the past few years.
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Amazon's unlimited subscription book service could destroy libraries

Amazon's unlimited subscription book service could destroy libraries | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
On Friday, online retail giant Amazon.com launched an unlimited e-book subscription service.The subscription will allow readers to pay $9.99 per month for unlimited access to the Amazon e-reading library.
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America only deal? Advantage is size of collection and ease of use over library e-book offers, but currently don't think it competes with the range of services provided by the totality of the library service.

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Libraries start to Adopt Pay-per-use

One of the biggest trends to come out of the American Library Association Annual 2014 was Pay-per-use. This is a new concept that has libraries presenting the entire eBook, audiobook and video...
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What’s Next for E-books in Libraries?

What’s Next for E-books in Libraries? | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Here’s the good news: when it comes to libraries and e-books, there’s been progress.
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With eBooks Still Pricey, Illinois Libraries Flex Their Marketing Muscle

With eBooks Still Pricey, Illinois Libraries Flex Their Marketing Muscle | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
It’s a rare thing in a free market when a customer is refused the ability to buy a company’s product and is told its money is no good here. -       Maureen Sullivan, 9/28/2012 – An Open Letter to America’s Publishers When Sullivan penned this letter as President of [...]
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Smashwords and OverDrive to Bring 200000+ Indie Ebooks to ...

Smashwords and OverDrive to Bring 200000+ Indie Ebooks to ... | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
As far as I am aware Overdrive do not operate in the UK or am I wrong? I was under the impression that in the UK libraries operate somewhat differently to those in the US can anyone please confirm otherwise.
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Suffolk Libraries services to pilot lending e-book readers

Suffolk Libraries services to pilot lending e-book readers | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
We're launching a pilot project to lend eReaders to library customers at a special event on Saturday 10 May at Thurston Library. The pilot is one of the first of its kind in England. We'll be lending 4 Nook eReaders so customers ...
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Note this is lending the e-book readers, the devices.

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