Licensing and managing electronic resources

By: Albitz, Becky
Series: Chandos information professional seriesPublisher: Oxford Chandos Publishing 2008Description: xxi, 182 p. ISBN: 9781843344322Subject(s): Copyright - Electronic information resources | Digital libraries | Libraries and electronic publishing | License agreementsDDC classification: 025.1744 Summary: Libraries are licensing information resources in greater numbers then ever before. In order to negotiate and manage the ever-increasing resulting number of licenses resulting from this trend, libraries are either establishing Electronic Resource (ER) Librarian positions, or have been assigning these responsibilities to current staff. In either case, few resources are available to acclimate new ER librarians to the diverse responsibilities associated with their position. Helping fill this gap, this book offers 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. Key Features: Offers practical advice for the new electronic resources librarian Easy for the lay-person to understand Useful as a reference to specific terms, concepts, and issues related to electronic resource licensing. (Source: www.amazon.com)
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Libraries are licensing information resources in greater numbers then ever before. In order to negotiate and manage the ever-increasing resulting number of licenses resulting from this trend, libraries are either establishing Electronic Resource (ER) Librarian positions, or have been assigning these responsibilities to current staff. In either case, few resources are available to acclimate new ER librarians to the diverse responsibilities associated with their position. Helping fill this gap, this book offers 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. Key Features: Offers practical advice for the new electronic resources librarian Easy for the lay-person to understand Useful as a reference to specific terms, concepts, and issues related to electronic resource licensing. (Source: www.amazon.com)

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