Say hello to your new librarian

The Swedish Library Association (Svensk Biblioteksforening) launched this public awareness campaign (in Swedish, but plays well with translation widgets), suggesting that, with ebooks, corporations and businessmen are currently determining what books are available for access and borrowing, rather than librarians. The campaign included placing advertisements and producing brochures.

The main information brochure has been translated in English.

The library and e-books

The Swedish Library Association (Svensk Biblioteksforening) released the brochure The Library and E-Books (English version), outlining the current situation around ebooks and libraries in Sweden, listing some key principle for the supply of ebooks to libraries, and advocating for a sustainable remuneration model.

More information on the proposed remuneration model is available on the association’s website (in Swedish, but plays well with translation widgets). There is also a more detailed position paper, released June 2012, which seems to only exist in a Swedish language version.