Content Licensing

1st Edition

Buying and Selling Digital Resources

Print ISBN: 9781843343332
eBook ISBN: 9781780632148
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 3rd September 2009
Page Count: 258
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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.

Key Features

  • Practical tips for cost-effective licensing
  • Guidance on how to ensure the most effective use is made of electronic resources
  • Invaluable for publishers, libraries and distributors


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

Table of Contents

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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…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