Publishers must set own policies on remote e-lending

Publishers must set own policies on remote e-lending

Publishers must shape their own policies on allowing their titles to be digitally loaned in libraries, according to Publishers Association c.e.o. Richard Mollet.

His comments follow the publication of a report into remote e-lending pilots carried out in four library authorities around the UK, which showed that library and bookshop footfall tended to drop when remote e-lending was encouraged, with no indication that e-lending promoted higher levels of book buying.

Talking to The Bookseller, Mollet said that the research now gave publishers a base of information on which to make decisions. ...

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