Welcome to the NSW.net eLending Portal. This portal is the outcome of discussions between the Public Library Network Research Program Committee (PLNRC) and NSW.net. The aim of this portal is to provide a collaborative space for sharing and discussing developments in emerging digital content formats: eBooks, eAudio, streaming and downloadable music and video content. Comment fields are provided at the bottom of each page and public library staff are encouraged to discuss issues and share their thoughts. The portal can also be utilised for sharing documentation created for promotion, training (staff and public) and general client information. The discussions that occur in the portal will guide the future direction of research and portal content.
The information in this portal will be updated regularly to ensure accuracy. To keep abreast of changes we suggest you follow the NSW.net Twitter feed and the eLending Portal Blog and subscribe to the eLending Portal Newsletter:
Only registered public library staff can access the eLending portal. If you are employed in a NSW public library and do not have an existing account please register online
Interested library staff from outside of the NSW public library network can also register online for guest access to the portal. Only email addresses with government and educational domains will be accepted (exceptions to this requirement will be considered on an individual basis, please contact NSW.net).
The aim of the eLending portal and how you can participate in its continued development...
Publishers & Libraries
The big 6 publishers, independent and self published authors and eLending advocacy initiatives
Commercial eLending platforms, usage in NSW and custom library alternatives ...
Licensing & Legislation
Copyright, content ownership and peak advocacy organisations
Formats & eReaders
A survey of eBook formats, eReader devices, accessibility issues, and library user education initiatives...
Free digital content: Hathi Trust, Project Gutenberg, Open Library...