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)
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.