The Law of Libraries and Archives

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Dezember 2006



The Law of Libraries and Archives explains legal concepts in plain English so that librarians and archivists will be able to understand the principles that affect them on a daily basis. Issues in the book include contracts, copyright and patent law, fair use, the TEACH Act, trademark law, licensing of databases, information malpractice and professionalism, privacy issues and the PATRIOT Act, employment law, and the basics of starting a non-profit organization.


Part 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 1. Libraries and the U.S. Legal System Chapter 3 2. Contracts: A Meeting of the Minds Chapter 4 3. Copyright and Patent Law Chapter 5 4. Fair Use and Intellectual Property Rights: The Basics of Using Information Legally Chapter 6 5. Copyright and Education Chapter 7 6. Trademark and Trade Secret Law Chapter 8 7. Licensing of Intellectual Property Chapter 9 8. Information Malpractice, Professionalism, and the Unauthorized Practice of Law and Medicine Chapter 10 9. Search Warrants, Investigations, Library Records, and Privacy Chapter 11 10. Internet Use Policies and the Filtering Debate Chapter 12 11. Employment and Workplace Law Chapter 13 12. Forming a Nonprofit Organization Part 14 Notes Part 15 Index Part 16 About the Author


Bryan M. Carson is an associate professor and Coordinator of Reference and Instructional Services at Western Kentucky University and is a member of the bar in Ohio and Kentucky. He has published extensively on law as applied to libraries, and since 1999 has edited a very popular column, "Legally Speaking," in Against the Grain.


...a readable, enlightening addition to a librarian's professional development bookshelf... Legal Information Alert, March 2007 Comprehensive, easy to understand, and up-to-date, this title is recommended... Catholic Library World, Vol. 78, No. 1, September 2007 This is a work that every librarian and archivist should read; every library and archive should add it to the reference collection. Essential. CHOICE, Vol. 44, No. 11 (July 2007) A good reference on law...Carson is clear and concise in his analysis...Obviously, this is a valuable book and website for archivists and librarians managing programs and holdings in our litigious age. Records and Information Management Report This book should be required reading for anyone who works with copyright, intellectual access, patent law, fair use, or contracts. It is a simple (as simple as one can get regarding these laws), easy-to-use reference book, written for laymen, dealing with the complexities and intricacies of many laws related to libraries and archives. The author is well-known to librarians, having published the column 'Legally Speaking' in Against the Grain since 1999. Almost everything and anything dealing with libraries and the law is detailed here. Public Services Quarterly Carson is well qualified to write this book. He is educated as a librarian and as a lawyer...He demonstrates throughout the book a superb understanding that his readers are in need of legal information, but are not likely to have much or any formal training in the law. -- Kenneth D. Crews, Columbia University
EAN: 9780810851894
ISBN: 081085189X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2006
Seitenanzahl: 395 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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