Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Second Edition)

Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Second Edition)


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The revised second edition of this popular one-stop resource covers the basics of digital licensing for librarians in a plain-language approach that demystifies the process. Written from the librarian perspective, this second edition updates licensing terminology and changes in technology, covers opportunities for cost savings, includes further information on the global aspects of licensing, and explains how to educate organizations that have signed license agreements. Librarians play a unique role in license agreements and this book, which also includes a comprehensive checklist for a digital license, gives library professionals and students the tools needed to negotiate and organize license agreements.

About Author

Lesley Ellen Harris is a copyright, licensing, and e-commerce lawyer and consultant who works on legal, business, and strategic issues in the publishing, entertainment, Internet, and information industries. From 1987-1991, she was a Senior Copyright Officer for the Canadian government where she helped revise the country's copyright laws. Since that time, Harris has worked as a consultant and runs a seminar company,, which organizes workshops on issues such as digital licensing, e-commerce, and managing copyright issues. Her consulting clients include libraries, archives, museums, publishers, governments, unions, associations, and corporations. Harris is the author of Canadian Copyright Law and Digital Property: Currency of the 21st Century (McGraw Hill) and the editor of The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter: For Libraries, Archives & Museums. She earned her law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and is a member of the Ontario bar.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780838909928
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780838909928
  • ISBN10: 0838909922
  • edition: Second Edition

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