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Jun 25

The Librarian's Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services (2013)

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 8:11 AM by Brian Herder


Librarians Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services

The Librarian's Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services
(2013)

Tomas A. Lipinski

Item Number: 978-1-55570-610-4
 
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman


Legal expert Lipinski offers a definitive sourcebook for information licensing in libraries, including copyright and contract matters, general contract law concepts, developments in online and information contracting; and the advantages and disadvantages of licensing. Readers will find clear guidance on deciphering the legalese in agreements, advice on negotiating or countering provisions with library-friendly alternatives, and detailed explanations of specific licenses as well as a discussion of issues regarding online and information contracting. Additionally, three special sections provide valuable information in an easy-to-reference format:

  • Deconstructions of four common license agreements: Access Newspaper Archive, BioOne, Nature Academic, and Amazon.com Kindle
  • Answers to 126 questions about specific licensing agreements, plus a glossary, checklist and review tool for evaluating a license agreement
  • 20 key issues in licensing agreements, accompanied by sample clauses

You’ll save time, money, and unnecessary stress by putting the law on your side with this all-in-one guide to buying and licensing agreements.