We can now announce the release of a project we have had the opportunity to support the International PLR Network with, Public Lending Right (PLR): An Introductory Guide.
This guide has been prepared by the Co-ordinator of the International PLR Network as an introduction to Public Lending Right. The PLR Network exists to encourage the exchange of information and best practice between PLR systems across the world, and also to provide impartial help, advice and encouragement to countries seeking to establish their own PLR systems.
The guide is aimed at individuals, organisations and governments coming to Public Lending Right for the first time and who are seeking information on how PLR operates, how it benefits authors, how it has been established across the world and how it can be achieved.
The guide describes the main types of PLR system that exist internationally and their legal basis. It also explains why authors are important to cultural life and education and how PLR provides vital support to their writing. Finally the guide provides details of where interested organisations can go for further information and guidance on PLR.