The Library Association of Ireland (LAI) have released a statement supporting our campaign for an investigation into the publishing industry over its ebook pricing and licensing practices and calling on the Irish Government, publishers and other stakeholders to

recognise, and take action against, the electronic content crisis facing libraries and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic”. They state, “We are deeply concerned about the rising costs and unfair licensing conditions for such content
Access to online content has never been more important yet the capacity of libraries to deliver it is inhibited by a perfect storm of financial pressures, a dysfunctional market and skyrocketing customer demand

LAI go on to list actions that need to be taken to address the issues. We fully agree with them all.

We applaud the statement and hope that colleagues worldwide follow suit. The problem is a global one. International pressure and collaboration is essential

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