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Purchase Replaced by License: Impact on Cultural Heritage and Research

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-10T16:10:10Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-10T16:10:10Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02-12
dc.identifier.citation Polchow, M. Purchase Replaced by License: Impact on Cultural Heritage and Research. Catholic University Department of Library and Information Science Symposium, Washington, D.C. 12 February 2016. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/11103
dc.description.abstract Although information seems but just a click away, when libraries embraced licensing as a means of acquisition, the choice had far reaching implications. The hard hit to academic library budgets is well documented, but the impact even encumbers access to our cultural heritage. Societal costs are incurred through the restrictions to access, barriers to discovery, impediments to fair use, and the overall length of copyright. While vendors try to create a comprehensive platform and tools under one click, librarians have stayed the course to fight for vendor neutral collections, open access alternatives, and reduced digital rights management constraints. The scope of licensing practices is expanding to address not only legal but technical specifications, privacy concerns, authors’ rights, accessibility, national information standards and emergence of preservation registries. With copyright constraints unlikely to revert back to its original 17 years of protection, the library community’s struggle under the effects of licensing are leading to clever and creative initiatives that will begin to write a new chapter in digital information management. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights Attribution 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.title Purchase Replaced by License: Impact on Cultural Heritage and Research en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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