Interactive dashboard: Focused Australian Study


What ebooks are available for library elending? What are the terms of that access? And how does it compare to physical? Explore the data by clicking or sliding each plot or chart. Dive right in, or click here for tutorials, and here for details about what we've done and how we did it. Don't forget to reset your filters between searches! And please do get in touch by email or tweet if you find particularly unusual or interesting results!

For full results and analysis, see our research paper: 'Available - but not accessible? Investigating publisher e-lending licensing practices' (published open access in Information Research).


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Digital Availability

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Physical Availability

Where are books available (Digital format)?

Are the same titles offered on different licence terms?

Are the same titles offered at different prices?

Lending Models

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Breakdown: metered access only

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This work is part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project (LP160100387) led by Associate Professor Rebecca Giblin (University of Melbourne). The other Chief Investigators are Professor Kimberlee Weatherall (University of Sydney), Professor Julian Thomas (RMIT) and Dr François Petitjean. (Monash University). Our research team has also included postdoctoral fellows Dr Jenny Kennedy (RMIT) and Dr Charlotte Pelletier (Monash University), Master’s student in Data Science Woratana Ngarmtrakulchol, and research assistants Dan Gilbert, Jacob Flynn and Emily van der Nagel.

Rebecca Francois Kim Julian
Jenny Charlotte
Perth Dan Jacob Emily

The Linkage Project is supported by formal partnerships with:

  • National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA)
  • Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
  • State Library of Western Australia
  • State Library of South Australia
  • State Library of NSW
  • Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service
  • Gold Coast City Council
  • Brisbane City Council

Further invaluable international cooperation has been contributed by:

  • Vancouver Public Library (Canada)
  • St Mary’s County Library (as part of the Maryland Digital Library consortium) (US)
  • Auckland Libraries (NZ)
  • Hampshire Libraries (UK)

We thank all our partners for their contributions of expertise, time and other resources, and to aggregators Overdrive, James Bennett, Bibliotheca, Wheelers and Bolinda for their cooperation and support.

About the dashboards

These interactive dashboards were produced by Woratana Ngarmtrakulchol (aka 'Perth'). The tools used were D3.js, Crossfilter.js, DC.js, Bootstrap, and FontAwesome. The dashboard project was completed in 2019.

Datasets and dashboards credit: Rebecca Giblin; Woratana Ngarmtrakulchol; Jenny Kennedy, Kimberlee Weatherall.

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