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A Welcome and An Introduction
Welcome to this LibGuide! We hope that by viewing the content on this page, you are able to learn more about licensing digital content in libraries. As the producers of texts and resources are increasingly doing so in digital spaces, it is important to know how, when, and under what circumstances libraries may provide access to those resources for their patrons. Feel free to take a look at all aspects of this LibGuide. Additionally, feel free to provide any comments or suggestions about the content and quality of the materials provided here. Thank you for visiting!
According to Lesley Ellen Harris in "Licensing Digital Content : A Practical Guide for Librarians" (2001), there are several guiding questions that librarians and other library personel may ask themselves when using, accessing, or promoting digital content for their patrons.
Do I need a written agreement when licensing digital content?
Who is authorized to use the content my library licenses?
What if the license offered to our library is nonnegotiable?
Is electronic archiving allowed under our license?
Click each question to learn more about how to license, use, and access digital content in libraries.