ATG Book of the Week: Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers

Owning and using... ACRLsmith300TITLE: Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers
Author: Kevin L. Smith
Softcover:
ISBN: 978-0-8389-8747-6, $54

Imprint: Chicago: ACRL, 2014

(This title is also available for purchase as an e-book or as a print/e-book bundle.)

Copyright and other types of laws regulating intellectual property create an increasing concern for contemporary scholarship. The digital environment has created exciting new opportunities and possibilities for scholars to work and distribute their work. But these new opportunities also create issues that did not arise in the analog world. Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers attempts to demystify intellectual property, and especially copyright law, for academic authors and independent scholars who face these dilemmas. It also can serve as a comprehensive resource for librarians who are asked to assist with these new and challenging decisions.

Throughout the book a clear explanation of the law is coupled with concrete examples drawn from actual issues encountered by scholars. This balance of theoretical background and practical application is designed to appeal to both those who want a quick discussion of potential approaches and those who prefer to know “why.” In addition to applying this approach to copyright issues that arise for research and teaching, the volume also discusses the options and obstacles that confront authors wishing to publish their work in new environment…

P.S. Kevin Smith tells “the story of publishing this book” in his blog post Getting into print the hard way

 

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