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A Review of “The Librarian's Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services”

A Review of “The Librarian's Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services” 192 Reviews and Remarks them here. Recommended for library school collections and for academic or public libraries that collect books on the history of librarianship. Reviewed by Marianne Aldrich Circulation Team Coordinator Colorado College E-mail: Marianne.Aldrich@coloradocollege.edu Lipinski, T. A. (2013). The Librarian’s Legal Companion for Licensing Infor- mation Resources and Services. Chicago, IL: Neal-Schuman. This book, at 734 pages, is a thorough guide to the contracting of information content for library professionals. It is certainly not a quick or easy read, but the information contained is valuable and especially relevant, as licensing more and more replaces ownership in today’s library environment. Lipinski, who became Director of the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University in January 2013, emphasizes contract law throughout. The book begins with a helpful preface outlining the purpose of the work, its organization and use, and a synopsis of parts and chapters. As Lipinski notes, “Licensing is not for the faint of heart; if you think copyright law is challenging, licensing law is even more complex ... “ (p. xix). The preface will serve as a guide for those who may not wish to read from cover to cover, but instead browse from http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal Of Access Services Taylor & Francis

A Review of “The Librarian's Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services”

Journal Of Access Services , Volume 10 (3): 3 – Jul 1, 2013
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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
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1536-7975
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1536-7967
DOI
10.1080/15367967.2013.796251
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192 Reviews and Remarks them here. Recommended for library school collections and for academic or public libraries that collect books on the history of librarianship. Reviewed by Marianne Aldrich Circulation Team Coordinator Colorado College E-mail: Marianne.Aldrich@coloradocollege.edu Lipinski, T. A. (2013). The Librarian’s Legal Companion for Licensing Infor- mation Resources and Services. Chicago, IL: Neal-Schuman. This book, at 734 pages, is a thorough guide to the contracting of information content for library professionals. It is certainly not a quick or easy read, but the information contained is valuable and especially relevant, as licensing more and more replaces ownership in today’s library environment. Lipinski, who became Director of the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University in January 2013, emphasizes contract law throughout. The book begins with a helpful preface outlining the purpose of the work, its organization and use, and a synopsis of parts and chapters. As Lipinski notes, “Licensing is not for the faint of heart; if you think copyright law is challenging, licensing law is even more complex ... “ (p. xix). The preface will serve as a guide for those who may not wish to read from cover to cover, but instead browse from

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Journal Of Access ServicesTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 1, 2013

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