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 …