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Content Licensing

Buying and Selling Digital Resources

Content Licensing is a wide-ranging and comprehensive guide to providing content for dissemination electronically. It outlines a step-by-step introduction to the why, how, and frequently asked questions of digital content and how to license it. In addition, it examines the context in which licensing takes place. What makes the book unique is that it examines licensing from a range of perspectives.

Information professionals involved in acquisition of content; publishers wishing to license content; librarians and information professionals wishing to license content in a cost-effective and strategic way; and students of information science

Paperback, 258 Pages

Published: September 2009

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-333-2


  • …highly recommended to those with an interest in content licensing-from content authors to content consumers and anyone in between, Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services


  • Brief history of content licensing; The licensing process, from start to finish; Media for licensing; Business models for content licensing; Converting, hosting and access management; Aggregators in detail; How content is searched for and (hopefully) retrieved; Copyright, royalties and contracts; Under the hood: The technology of licensing; Developments in content licensing: Recommendations.


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