ALIA position statement on ebooks and elending – updated

ALIA has refined their issues paper on e-books and e-lending through consultation with ALIA members and stakeholders, creating the ALIA position statement on ebooks and elending, May 2013. This is still technically in draft form, and may change further into the future.

This paper outlines strategic and operational principles for e-lending in libraries. These include supporting the best interests of library users and providing freedom of access to information and resources, understanding the role of libraries in the book industry ecosystem, certainty of supply and transparency of pricing, and systems which are easy to use and compatible with multiple devices.