Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Digital Librarian’s Legal Handbook

Gathegi, John N. The Digital Librarian’s Legal Handbook. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2012. 346.730482 Gathe ISBN 978-1555706494

Here are authoritative answers to the critical legal questions that make digital collection development and management so challenging and complex for librarians, educators, technology leaders, information science educators and anyone involved with digitized content. This new work examines the intersection of digital library technology, and digital content, and the law. From an opening discussion of general intellectual property issues to the application of copyright law to digital collections, the Handbook covers all the key topics in the field of intellectual property including several new issues, such as the problems of non-permanence, the complexity of multimedia content, issues surrounding open and closed access, evaluating data providers, proprietary search engines, derivative works, annotations and metadata, privacy, and more. Practitioners will also appreciate the book's practical checklists and compliance tools.