Licensing and Managing Electronic Resources, 1st Edition

  • Becky Albitz
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1780631367
  • ISBN-13: 9781780631363
  • DDC: 025.04
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 204 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Libraries are licensing information resources in greater numbers then ever before.In order to negotiate and manage an ever-increasing number of licenses, libraries are either establishing Electronic Resource (ER) Librarian positions, or have been assigning these responsibilities to current staff. In both cases, few resources are available to acclimate new ER librarians to the diverse responsibilities associated with their position. An introduction and practical guide to the standard responsibilities ER librarians address daily. These include: knowing the rights libraries have as consumers of information under United States copyright law, understanding licensing terms and conditions, negotiating licenses to support the specific needs of the subscribing institution, and managing these resources once subscribed. Although every college and university is different, this book provides a framework within which the new ER librarian can learn the basics behind negotiating and managing their information resources effectively.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Chandos Information Professional Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Tables.
About the Author.
List of Acronyms.
Legal Note.
1: Know Your Copyrights.
2: Who are You? Identifying Your Institution and Its Needs.
3: The License.
4: Successfully Negotiating an Agreement.
5: Selecting and Managing Titles in your Electronic Resources Portfolio.
6: Model Licenses and License Alternatives.
Appendix I Sample License: American Society of Basketry and Knitting.
Appendix II Conference on Fair Use – Guidelines for Educational Multimedia Copying Limitations by Media Type.
Appendix III Institutional Checklist.