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Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians, 2nd ed.
by Lesley Ellen Harris

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's 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 -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. Includes companion blog.

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
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!
Appendixes
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
Glossary
Online Resources
Index

Harris, Lesley Ellen. Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians, 2nd ed. Chicago, IL, American Library Assn., 2009. 176 pp.

2009/softbound
978-0-8389-0992-8 $57.