Digital rights description as part of digital rights management: a challenge for libraries

Digital rights description as part of digital rights management: a challenge for libraries Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to answer the question of whether digital rights management (DRM) can be useful to libraries. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a legal and technical description of DRM and its current and future opportunities. Findings – The paper finds that digital rights management has possibilities that can be useful for libraries. But it is important that librarians become more active in the standardization and development of new ideas. Some examples are given. Originality/value – The paper offers a realistic approach to DRM for libraries. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Hi Tech Emerald Publishing

Digital rights description as part of digital rights management: a challenge for libraries

Library Hi Tech, Volume 26 (4): 8 – Nov 21, 2008

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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0737-8831
D.O.I.
10.1108/07378830810920923
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to answer the question of whether digital rights management (DRM) can be useful to libraries. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a legal and technical description of DRM and its current and future opportunities. Findings – The paper finds that digital rights management has possibilities that can be useful for libraries. But it is important that librarians become more active in the standardization and development of new ideas. Some examples are given. Originality/value – The paper offers a realistic approach to DRM for libraries.

Journal

Library Hi TechEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 21, 2008

Keywords: Intellectual property law; Libraries

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