Licensing Digital Content Book

Licensing Digital Content, A Practical Guide for Librarians is being updated! Lesley Ellen Harris is currently preparing the third edition of this practical book for librarians, information professionals and anyone else who is a licensee licensing digital content.

Licensing digital content by Lesley Ellen HarrisThe new edition will use the same or similar headings as the second edition and there will be updated sections on global licensing issues, technology related items, further resources and more! Further updates will be shared at The book will be published in late 2017 or early 2018 by ALA Editions.

Below is the contents for the 2nd ed. of the book, Licensing Digital Content.

Note to Canadian and Other Non-U.S. Readers
Quick-Starter tips for a Successful Agreement

1. When to License

2. Demystifying the Licensing Experience

3. Learning the Lingo

4. Key Digital Licensing Clauses

5. Boilerplate Clauses

6. Un-intimidating Negotiations

7. Questions and Answers on Licensing

8. Go License!

A. Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act on Fair Use
B. Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act on Interlibrary Loan
C. Digital Licensing Clauses Checklist

Online Resources

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