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considering the ebook journey: look at how far we’ve come
Computers in Libraries - Westport
Subjects: ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Author: de Castell, Christina
Date: Jun 2017
Start Page: 19
Pages: 4
Abstract (Document Summary)

Librarians have been tackling the challenges of trade ebooks in their libraries for more than 7 years, but they all still have moments of frustration. Compared to centuries of practice that they built on in print, it shouldn't really be a surprise that they haven't figured out digital yet. It's also easy to forget that there's a lot they've gained by working together to solve our ebook challenges. Back in 2012, a group of librarians and vendors from around the world met at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions' (IFLA) headquarters to talk about ebook issues in libraries, and from that, IFLA established six principles for e-lending that they can measure ourselves against. In the U.S. and Canada, they thought that what they achieved here would expand options for libraries in other countries. Libraries and their users should have access to the copyright exceptions and limitations for digital that are available for print. For physical materials, they have fair use in the US and fair dealing in Canada.

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