May 20, 2022

UK: Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) Publishes Position Statement on E-Book Lending in Libraries

The full text of the position statement from the The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) is available here.

The discussion is organized into seven sections:

1. Licensing Models

2. Library Membership and Access to E-Books

3. Digital Rights Management

4. Purchase or Licensing Model

5. Fee or Free

6. Models of Access and Remote Downloading

7. The Public Library Offer in the E-Book Marketplace

Direct to Full Text of Position Statement

See Also: Call to Move libraries Into 21st century’ Sparks Ebook Lending review (via The Guardian; July 19, 2012)

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