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Government seeks community feedback on PLR, ELR schemes

8 October 2012

The Federal Government’s Office of the Arts is seeking community feedback about the Public Lending Rights (PLR) and Education Lending Rights (ELR) schemes through an online survey. Interested parties have...

Govt launches online survey for PLR/ELR schemes 

8 October 2012

The Federal Government’s Office of the Arts is seeking community feedback about the Public Lending Rights (PLR) and Education Lending Rights (ELR) schemes through an online survey. The survey, which...

Copyright in Australia: Where to from here? 

1 October 2012

Two reports relating to the Australian copyright industries were released in August. One looks at the recent past: the economic contributions of our country’s copyright industries between 1996 and 2011....

Ferguson joins Bowker 

24 August 2012

Kate Ferguson has joined Bowker’s Australian office in the role of library sales executive. Ferguson is currently studying her librarianship and previously worked as a customer service operations coordinator for...

Work underway to ‘modernise’ PLR, ELR schemes 

21 August 2012

The Federal Government has announced that is has ‘started working on modernising’ the Public Lending Rights (PLR) and the Education Lending Rights (ELR) schemes. The Department of Arts is currently...

Australia’s first feminist journal goes online 

19 March 2012

The National Library of Australia (NLA) has digitized and made available online Australia’s first feminist journal, The Dawn, (1888-1905). The Dawn was published by Louisa Lawson, the mother of writer...

Judge asked to rule on ‘fair use’ in Hathitrust case 

14 March 2012

The latest actions in the copyright infringement lawsuit against digital repository HathiTrust and five universities in the US could force a more specific legal definition of what constitutes 'fair use' of digitised...

WAGUL selects Ingram as sole content supplier 

24 January 2012

The Western Australian Group of University Librarians (WAGUL) has announced that it has selected Ingram Content Group as its sole library content supplier. The move, which will allow the consortium...

ALS launches ePlatform ebook lending service locally 

6 December 2011

Library supplier ALS has launched the ePlatform ebook lending service in Australia. Launched locally at the SWITCH public libraries conference in late November, ePlatform offers local content from publishers including Allen...

CAVAL acquires Languages Direct 

29 November 2011

Library services provider CAVAL has announced it has acquired Languages Direct. CAVAL acquired the specialist language library supply business from DA Information Services and said 'all Languages Direct and CAVAL...

In Brief 

20 June 2011

Miles Franklin winner announced tonightThe winner of this year's Miles Franklin Literary Award will be announced at an awards ceremony at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne tonight. As...

Government approves changes to PLR, ELR schemes 

31 May 2011

The federal government has made a number of changes to the Public Lending Rights (PLR) and the Educational Lending Rights (ELR) schemes which could influence the level of payments received...