UK Culture Minister Ed Vaizey recently announced that the UK Government will consider extending the Public Lending Right (PLR) programme to include e-books. Under the PLR legislation, authors of the e-books would have the right to receive payment for the loans of their books by public libraries.
Webinar presenting case studies examining the issues surrounding the implementation open source software in libraries and an overview of possible support.
Open source software such as Moodle and Audacity are already widely used in education and their benefits wildly discussed. This webinar will give you an opportunity to hear about three OS software programmes available to libraries and the lessons learned from their implementation.
"OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for publishers, libraries, schools, and retailers--serving millions of end users globally."
"The 3M Cloud Library is a flexible, easy-to-use e-book lending system. Now your patrons can browse, check out and read the titles they want. Using the latest mobile technology, the 3M Cloud Library offers a seamless experience that lets readers explore and borrow e-books in your library, at home and on-the-go."