What can 100,000 books tell us about the international public library e-lending landscape?

Cite as: Giblin et al, ‘What can 100,000 books tell us about the international public library e-lending landscape?’ (forthcoming 2019).

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From the same publisher

Country Comparison

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United Kingdom
Canada
United States

Publisher

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Digital Availability

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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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ABOUT THE PROJECT

This work is part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project (LP160100387) led by Associate Professor Rebecca Giblin. The other Chief Investigators are Professor Kimberlee Weatherall (Law), Professor Julian Thomas (Social research) and Dr François Petitjean (Data Science). Our research team also includes postdoctoral fellows Dr Jenny Kennedy and Dr Charlotte Pelletier, 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') under the supervision of Associate Professor Rebecca Giblin and Dr François Petitjean. The tools used were D3.js, Crossfilter.js, DC.js, Bootstrap, and FontAwesome.

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