A Review of Public Library E-Lending Models

A new report published by Stichting Bibliotheek and Bibnet provides a comprehensive comparative analysis of European and North American  E-Lending initiatives. 

The report evaluated the following E-Lending platforms.

Europe:
1. Belgium, Flanders – E-Boeken in de bib
2. Czech Republic – eReading.cz
3. Estonia – ELLU
4. Denmark – eReolen
5. France – PNB / Bibook
6. Finland – E-Books for Public Libraries / Ebib
7. Germany – divibib
8. Netherlands – Dutch Digital Library
9. Norway – Arts Council Norway e-Lending Pilot
10. Norway – Bokyhlla.no
11. Slovenia – Biblos Lib
12. Spain – eBiblio
13. Sweden – Biblioteket.se
14. United Kingdom / England – Arts Council e-Lending Pilot (four projects)
15. United Kingdom / Wales – e-Books for Wales
 
North America:
1. United States / California – enki – Califa Library Group
2. United States / Massachusetts – MA e-Book Project
3. Canada / Quebec – PRETNUMERIQUE.CA

 

Cover of E-Lending Report