ATG Book of the Week: The Librarian's Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services

by | Jan 30, 2013 | 0 comments

Title: The Librarian’s Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services
Author: Tomas A. Lipinski
Paperback: ISBN: 9781555706104, $130
Imprint: New York: Neal-Schuman, 2012

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


“Legal expert Lipinski offers a definitive sourcebook for information licensing in libraries, including copyright and contract matters, general contract law concepts, developments in online and information contracting; and the advantages and disadvantages of licensing. Readers will find clear guidance on deciphering the legalese in agreements, advice on negotiating or countering provisions with library-friendly alternatives, and detailed explanations of specific licenses as well as a discussion of issues regarding online and information contracting. Additionally, three special sections provide valuable information in an easy-to-reference format:

  • Deconstructions of four common license agreements: Access Newspaper Archive, BioOne, Nature Academic, and Kindle
  • Answers to 126 questions about specific licensing agreements, plus a glossary, checklist and review tool for evaluating a license agreement
  • 20 key issues in licensing agreements, accompanied by sample clauses

You’ll save time, money, and unnecessary stress by putting the law on your side with this all-in-one guide to buying and licensing agreements.”

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