"Libraries have to find ways to create and ensure attractive services in this new media environment and ever changing market, while e-books will become increasingly relevant for libraries. But it appears that at the moment the acquisition policy may be decided by the publishers and not by the library, meaning a threat to access to information, and by extension to democracy. Therefore we need a change."
It is time for library organisations (and the politicians) to take action and to advocate for more rights in the increasing market of e-books before it is too late.
- A memorandum of understanding whith the Federation of publishers for "Fair licensing Models"
- An updating of the copyright regime for e-books, e-lending and e-content in order to enable libraries to continue to perform their services for all European citizens.