France: Agreement Signed to Facilitate E-Lending in French Public Libraries
An innovative agreement was announced on 8 December in Paris to facilitate e-lending in French public libraries.
Twelve recommendations are set out in the agreement in order to make available digital editorial output within and outside the public libraries’ premises while ensuring fair remuneration for rightholders.
In the preamble to the agreement, the exclusive right of authors to authorize the e-lending of their works is acknowledged, and the solutions and initiatives to implement the twelve recommendations are therefore to be developed on a “contractual basis”.
The full text of the agreement is available here (in French).
See Also: New Report Reviews Public Library E-Lending Models in Use Around the World (December 11, 2014)
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.