The Association of American Publishers finds international backing for its lawsuit of Maryland’s new library digital book licensing law.
German publishers say that robust ebook performance last year and this year could be impacted by state-subsidized e-lending.
Saying that the Internet Archive operates ‘the digital equivalent of traditional library lending,’ the nonprofit answers a test of Controlled Digital Lending.
Québec City’s De Marque acquires MaBiblioNumerique.ca, making it the largest lender of ebooks in French Canada.
The Federation of European Publishers argues that a recent EU court decision in favor of ebook lending could negatively affect ebook sales in some countries.
Swedish startup Atingo, a collaboration between Publit and Axiell, offers a platform for real-time negotiation of ebook lending rights between libraries and publishers.
By Hannah Johnson (Scroll down to take the poll!) Many libraries in the UK and USA see e-book lending as a possible solution to dwindling visitor numbers because people can access and “borrow” e-books without visiting a physical library location. For those of you who haven’t tested this at your local library, a patron “checks out” an e-book and downloads …