Our briefings on ebooks provide information on how ebook lending works, explains some of the legal and technical issues, provides the latest library elending statistics and considers the implications for libraries of commercial subscription services.
Ebooks in public libraries
A briefing paper that sets out some of the legal, strategic and technical problems that arise from the addition of ebooks to public library collections, together with possible solutions.
The briefing covers:
- Brief history of ebooks.
- Ebook market.
- Usage surveys.
- Solutions and next steps.
Ebook subscription services
A briefing outlining some of the commercial subscription services currently on offer. It considers the implication for library elending.
An overview of subscription services, including:
- Amazon Unlimited
- Total Boox
The added value of library elending is also considered.