LIANZA Publishes Issues Paper About Library/Ebook Situation in New Zealand
A couple of items re: Library and Information Association of New Zealand (LIANZA).
E-Books Issues Paper From LIANZA’s Standing Committee on Digital Content and e-Lending (24 pages; PDF)
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.
Hat Tips: State Library of Western Australia (eBooks Advocacy Blog) & @mattrweaver
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)
- Another speaker at the conference was OCLC’s Lorcan Dempsey. Slides from his presentation, “The Network Repatterns the Library: From Infrastructure to Engagement” are available on SlideShare or direct from OCLC Research.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.