This report presents findings from a national survey of Australian public libraries exploring how libraries decide which ebooks to purchase. It reports on data about the goals libraries have in building ebook collections, and how they manage and balance those goals against constraints they face.
The Focused International Study shows comparative availability and terms for those same books across a single platform in Australia, the US, Canada, the UK and New Zealand, providing new insights into international similarities and differences.
The Focused Australian Study shows availability and terms of access for a sample of 546 books across the five main Australian library ebook aggregators (Overdrive, James Bennett, Wheelers, Bibliotheca and Bolinda). This case study provides an overall snapshot of the competitive playing field in a...
At a time when our use of digital technologies is increasingly redefining aspects of our personal and professional lives, this report explores urgent questions about the nature of our rights now and into the future.