A couple of items re: Library and Information Association of New Zealand (LIANZA).
From the Introduction:
The LIANZA Standing Committee on Digital Content and e-Lending was established in December 2012 to advise the LIANZA Council and membership on issues relating to overcoming legal, economic, and technical barriers to e-Lending and the provision of digital content, in order to promote the provision of equitable access to digital content to all New Zealanders.
The scope of the paper is limited to the provision of commercially published e-books through
libraries as New Zealand libraries have indicated that this is currently the most significant issue
they are dealing with in this space.
Note: This report also includes material about a number of campaigns and initiatives from around the world including the U.S. and Canada.
Materials from LIANZA’s Annual Conference
The organization’s annual conference concluded today in Hamilton, New Zealand.
- New Zealand newspaper article about libraries and Google that includes comments from Ann Arbor Public Library’s Eli Neuberger, a speaker at the conference (via Waikato Times)