Licensing Digital Content

Licensing Digital Content

A Practical Guide For Librarians

Book - 2002
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As front line gatekeepers at the cutting edge of the digital revolution, librarians control how information is purchased, stored, and accessed. Complex laws and fast-changing practices in digital content licensing mean that every agreement starts from scratch, even as the availability of digital materials in the library increases exponentially. Covering the basics of digital licensing for librarians, this one-stop guide offers a practical, plain-language approach that demystifies the process. Copyright expert Lesley Ellen Harris shows - step-by-step - what it takes to negotiate and interpret solid licensing agreements with confidence, whether you're buying rights to data for library customers or selling rights to images or information from the library's collection. Breaking the process down into steps and checklists, this user-friendly book covers all the bases including: * Three steps to negotiating a license * Three steps to creating a licensing policy * 12 misconceptions about license agreements * Five key licensing concerns * How to negotiate like a winner * Quick starter's tips Entire chapters are devoted to frequently asked questions and the lingo of licensing, and licensing
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2002.
ISBN: 9780838908150
0838908152
Branch Call Number: 345.73048 Har
Characteristics: xi, 137 p. ; 23 cm.

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