Intellectual Property and the Work of Information Professionals (Chandos Information Professional Series)
By: Helen Raduntz (author)Paperback
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Intellectual Property and the Work of Information Professionals introduces readers to a 'big picture' account of the dynamics associated with the establishment of the new information and knowledge-based economy. The author demonstrates that at the core of these dynamics is the contentious issue of the corporate ownership of intellectual property and the impact that the ownership is having, and is increasingly likely to have, not only on the work of information professionals in particular and knowledge workers in general but also on the public at large.
Dr Helen Raduntz is currently an Adjunct Research Fellow attached to the Centre for Research in Education, Equity and Work and the School of Education within the University of South Australia.
Part 1 The intellectual property market and the rise of the knowledge industry: Intellectual property and the arrival of the information age; the profit imperative and the inner dynamics of the capitalist market economy; the intellectual property trade and its implications for the knowledge industry. Part 2 Intellectual Property, the Knowledge Industry and the work of Information Professionals: The alienation and marketisation of intellectual property and the rise of the capitalist commodity market regime; the commodification of intellectual property and the process of knowledge production, exchange and dissemination; Intellectual Property and the imperatives of perpetual technological and organisational change. Part 3 The changing role of information professionals in the information age: Designing strategies and managing information in the age of digitalisation; Globalisation and the trade in intellectual property and information; reclaiming their autonomy: information professionals resolving the intellectual property crisis.
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