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ISBN 9780789028792
Published August 9, 2005 by Routledge
230 Pages

 
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Book Description

Seasoned professionals examine essential licensing issues

Licensing in Libraries: Practical and Ethical Aspects is designed to help librarians, publishers, students, and professionals in library licensing stay at the forefront of this rapidly evolving field. Experienced professionals present state-of-the-art information on licensing issues, including interlibrary loan contract management, end-user education, pricing models for electronic materials, copyright, public domain issues, e-books, consortial licensing, licensing software, and legal aspects of licensing, as well as an important historical perspective on the development of the field.

Licensing in Libraries provides publishers with important considerations that impact their roles as vendors of licensed products. Licensing professionals can update their knowledge with a close look at the controversial issues surrounding licensing special collections, digital rights management, and producers’ concerns about content. The book also looks at the role of the Copyright Clearance Center regarding compliance in the electronic environment.

Licensing in Libraries examines:

  • licensing from both a vendor and consumer perspective
  • software to help manage licenses
  • factors for vendors to consider when deciding on pricing models
  • current information on the more complex levels of licensing
  • the developing world of e-book licensing
  • licensing laws of concern to librarians
  • the impact that licensing has on library services
  • educating patrons about products they will use

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Pricing Models for Electronic Journals and Other Electronic Academic Materials: The State of the Art (Kristin H. Gerhard)
  • Is Our Best Good Enough? Educating End-Users About Licensing Terms (Jill Emery)
  • Interlibrary Loan and Licensing: Tools for Proactive Contract Management (Janet Brennan Croft)
  • Copyright Clearance Center: Providing Compliance Solutions for Content Users (Tracey Armstrong)
  • Using Model Licenses (Stephen Bosch)
  • Where the Giants Stand: Protecting the Public Domain in Digitization Contracts with Commercial Partners (Richard Fyffe and Beth Forrest Warner)
  • Producer Concerns in Licensing Content (Andrea Ramsden-Cooke and Priscilla McIntosh)
  • Licensing E-Books: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Emilie Algenio and Alexia Thompson-Young)
  • Consortial Licensing Issues: One Consortium’s Viewpoint (Anne E. McKee)
  • Software for Managing Licenses and Compliance (Yem S. Fong and Heather Wicht)
  • Licenses, the Law, and Libraries (Anna May Wyatt)
  • Licensing: An Historical Perspective (David C. Fowler)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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