World publisher and library bodies discuss evolving information challenges

The IPA has met with representatives of the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) in London for the first of this group’s biannual meetings for 2017. This was the 33rd time the three organisations had gathered to discuss how publishers and libraries can collaborate to safeguard sustainable access to information in the knowledge environments of the future.

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Library e-lending: we're at a fork in the road, but with one dead end

Civic Agenda EU has published a comprehensive study of library e-lending schemes in Europe and North America, produced on behalf of various library associations. Despite the study leaning heavily towards the library perspective, it does provide important insight into which strategy is most likely to produce sustainable e-lending models.

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Denmark launches new library ebook lending model

A new library ebook lending agreement has been created in Denmark.

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Innovation in E-book Lending: new IPA report

Cybook Opus Bookeen

Until recently, publishers have been wary of allowing libraries to lend e-books, concerned about the effect on sales.

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Publishers and librarians enhance the debate on open access

Read the Joint Statement (Microsoft Word Document)

 

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Joint IFLA-IPA statement on open access

Enhancing the Debate on Open Access

A joint statement by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions and the International Publishers Association

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