Book Industry Collaborative Council – Lending Rights Expert Reference Group – Australia

The Lending Rights Expert Reference Group was established by the Book Industry Collaborative Council to examine lending rights issues in depth, particularly as they pertain to e-lending. BICC was set up by the Australian Government, and is associated with the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

The Lending Rights ERG is made up of representatives from libraries, publishers and authors’ groups. It aims to develop a position paper which can inform industry and government on industry’s collective view regarding:

  • the principles for a consistent model for supply of ebooks to libraries
  • a framework for digital lending rights as a possible extension of existing lending rights schemes