8 Replies Latest reply on Oct 22, 2010 5:44 PM by sygram

    UK publishers want library e-books only in library

    Doug_Pardee

      According to The Bookseller, the Publishers Association wants to limit UK library e-book borrowing to people actually in the library.

      Under the new scheme, library users would have to come onto the library's physical premises to download an e-book at a computer terminal onto a mobile device, rather than downloading the book remotely. The scheme would also see the fee paid by a library to buy a book covering the right to loan one copy to one individual at any given time, and would require "robust and secure geographical-based membership" in place at the library service doing the lending.