The Shifted Librarian Calls for Copyright Education

“At the Ontario Library Association Superconference earlier this month, [Jenny Levine] argued that library schools need to offer a course in copyright, licensing agreements for electronic products, and digital rights management, because they all affect the future of how libraries will interact with our users as entertainment and information becomes increasingly digital.

“It’s unfortunate that at a time when the broadcast flag is again rearing its ugly head and media and publishing companies continue to try to buy legislation giving them free rein with users’ rights, most librarians are completely unaware of just how much these moves could affect them.”

ALA TechSource. When Owning Isn’t Owning. Feb. 28, 2006.

See also:

K. Matthew Dames. “Associations’ Silence on Book Search Is Not Golden.” Online. March/April 2006.

K. Matthew Dames. Demystifying Fair Use. CopyCense. March 2, 2005.

K. Matthew Dames. Library Schools and the Copyright Knowledge Gap. Information Today. February 2006.

K. Matthew Dames. Library Copying in the Digital Age. CopyCense. Jan. 31, 2006.

K. Matthew Dames. First Sale in the Digital Age. CopyCense. Jan. 23, 2006.

K. Matthew Dames. Buying E-Content: Librarians, Salaries, & Opportunities. CopyCense. Dec. 13, 2005.

CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the intersection of business, law and technology. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

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03/03/2006 at 09:00

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