Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians
This is a retro post! This post was originally published in 2009 when the second edition of Licensing Digital Content was published. How quickly time flies. Lesley Ellen Harris is now completing the third edition of Licensing Digital Content. It will be edited over the summer of 2017 and published late fall 2017 or early 2018.
The third edition will will include a review of all chapters and appendices to ensure that the information is still accurate and relevant in 2017 and beyond. This may involve deleting or adding further discussions on clauses. For example, information will be included throughout the book on text and data mining in license agreements. All contact information, URLs, etc. will be updated. The appendices will be updated as necessary. New examples relating to social media as well as the legal use of images will be included in the third edition. Further global issues will be included as relevant.
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Retro: Post from 2009 when Licensing Digital Content 2nd ed was published:
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.
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