CILIP publishes a briefing document on E-book acquisition and lending

CILIP has published an Ebook Acquisition and Lending Briefing for Public, Academic and Research Libraries. This paper presents some of the legal, strategic and technical problems that arise from the addition of scholarly and trade ebooks to library collections, together with possible solutions. Some of the most common business models are briefly set out. The latest data on ebook usage is also included.

You can read or download the paper at

http://www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/policy/Documents/E-book%20acquisition%20and%20lending%20by%20libraries%20%28August%202012%29.pdf