Webinar: International Library Lending Practices for Digital Titles

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International Library Lending Practices for Digital Titles

Date and Time: Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. EST

Fee: $50


Join us on December 14, 2023, for a webinar providing an overview of international library lending practices for digital titles, hosted by industry expert Brian O’Leary.

As library e-book lending practices come under greater scrutiny by large multinational publishers, this webinar will explore how international libraries are balancing increasing demand for e-books from library patrons with the needs of small- and medium-size publishers. The webinar will offer Canadian publishers some much-needed guidance, providing participants with the tools they require to navigate the challenges and opportunities of working with selected international libraries to ensure both the visibility of, and access to, Canadian titles (in English, French, or translation) and their proper licensing and remuneration.

Livres Canada Books has commissioned a project that will gather concrete information and strategies for Canadian publishers of all sizes who seek to increase their visibility and digital book sales in international markets. As this project launches, this webinar will provide:

  • An overview of the project to study digital library markets in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, and the United States of America
  • An opportunity to hear directly from organizations managing library sales in select international markets
  • Information about library purchasing decisions and information to facilitate purchases and discoverability
  • An opportunity to add your questions and concerns to the project, ensuring they are addressed in the final report in March 2024

This practical webinar will help publishers increase their presence and sales in significant library markets.

This live webinar will be followed by a Q&A period with the host and representatives of select international markets.

Register now for this timely webinar and seize this opportunity to discover the best tips of the trade.

Date and time: Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. EST

Fee: $50

This fee also includes a follow-up webinar with more detailed information to be offered at the end of the project, and a bilingual report on the same topic to be published in late March.

Presentation in English with simultaneous French interpretation. The presentation will also be available before the webinar.


Brian O’Leary has been the Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) since 2016 and is the founder and principal of Magellan Media Consulting, which works with magazine, book, and association publishers to improve how they create, manage, and distribute content. O’Leary researches and writes extensively about issues affecting the publishing industry, including research reports on the use of metadata in the book industry supply chain, territorial rights in the digital age, and best practices in digital exports. He has written several reports on digital publishing for Livres Canada Books, including Digital Exports Revisited (2017) and Global Ebook Markets and Pricing (2019).

For more information, please email Gabrielle Etcheverry, Deputy Executive Director.