This is wonderful information! Thank you for posting it!
By Sandra Ham acting as contributor.
On September 16, 2022, Publisher's Weekly posted a comment entitled "In Defense of Library Lending" by Kyle K. Courtney, copyright advisor for Harvard University and cofounder/chair of Library Futures, a project of NYU Law’s Engelberg Center.
The article discusses the ongling litigation between the Internet Archive and Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, John Wiley & Sons, and Penguin Random House. Hachette et. al claimed that by lending single digital copies of books it owned, the Internet Archive was violating the publishers' copyright.
Thank you for writing this letter.
The latest issue of Perspectives on History, the newsletter of the American Historical Association, includes my letter concerning the AHA's failure to follow through on its statements that universities should do more to provide access to research materials to independent scholars and other non-tenured faculty.
Here is an excerpt:
[submitted by Margaret DeLacy, acting as subscriber]
Below is a link to a news item from Publisher's Weekly concerning an ongoing Congressional investigation into the terms that major publishers and resource consolidators have set for libraries wishing to lend electronic books and materials to their patrons. The investigators have requested a response by December 9, 2021. Here is an excerpt:
Accepting applications for 2021
The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce its new Resources Access Grant Program Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic for 2021. It would be appreciated if this information could be shared widely.
The Royal College of Physicians in London has announced that it plans to sell part of its historic rare book collection.
The proposal has attracted some attention in the UK including a warning that the College may lose its museium accreditation.
Below is a link to a story by Smriti Mallapati that appeared in Nature on September 30 2020 entitled "India pushes bold ‘one nation, one subscription’ journal-access plan"
The story outlines a complex series of issues and options but the excerpt below gives the gist.