Licensing in Libraries: Practical and Ethical Aspects

1st Edition

Karen Rupp-Serrano

Published August 9, 2005
Reference - 230 Pages
ISBN 9780789028792 - CAT# HW14999

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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


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