Press Release: Handbook on comparative e-lending policies in Europe16 March 2023
A report prepared by EBLIDA EGIL
(Expert Group on Information Law)
EBLIDA is very pleased to release the “Handbook on comparative e-lending policies in Europe”, published by the EBLIDA EGIL Group of Experts.
The number of e-lending transactions, measured in relation to the number of inhabitants, also shows that the market for e-loan transactions is now dramatically low and has to make great strides for the benefit of all actors in the e-book value chain. It is now from 10 to 100 times lower than the number of book loans and in some cases, like in France, 400 times less.
“If e-lending transactions remain so low, how can the general rate of digital literacy increase? Through which resources can a Europe that is smarter, more connected, more social and closer to its citizens enhance its penetration among an alerted citizenship?”, asks Ton van Vlimmeren, President EBLIDA.
The “Handbook on comparative e-lending policies in Europe” is divided into three parts:
- PART I. includes a set of Recommendations for the European Commission, national and local authorities and e-book professionals. Giuseppe Vitiello, Director EBLIDA, is the author of the background document to the Recommendations.
- PART II. includes the Background documents.
- PART III. includes 13 Country profiles.
Please download the Recommendations, the Background documents, and the Country Profiles.
The full version of the document is available here.
Notes to editor:
EBLIDA is the community and networking hub for all library, information and documentation associations and institutions in Europe striving towards a sustainable, democratic and equitable society.
For more information:
EBLIDA: Giuseppe Vitiello, Director of EBLIDA: G.Vitiello@eblida.org
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