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The Copyright Librarian: A Practical Handbook

Handbook / Manual
  • Thorough and up-to-date look at an emerging field of specialization within libraries
  • Provides an overview of job opportunities available and how to prepare for these jobs
  • Presents a range of useful current awareness and professional development resources and tools for the new, prospective, and working professional
  • Addresses common misperceptions about copyright librarians

Series: Chandos Information Professional Series

By: Linda Frederiksen(Author)

148 pages, b/w illustrations

Chandos Publishing

Paperback | Nov 2015 | #233955 | ISBN-13: 9780081001721
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About this book

Within most libraries in the United States today there is an information professional who has become the 'go-to' person for grasping and grappling with copyright questions. While not an attorney, this librarian has developed an awareness and understanding of copyright law, legislation and practice as they relate to a wide variety of library activities.

This practical handbook provides a broad overview of copyright librarianship. It is written for information professionals whose area of expertise, specialization or job it is to inform and educate others about the ethical use and best practices surrounding copyrighted materials It is written about the person with solid analytical skills and the ability to adapt and adjust in a rapidly changing environment; someone who can serve as an intermediary between information producers and consumers; someone who is knowledgeable about the law and providing access to information; someone who is well positioned within an organization to answer questions about copyright and provide reliable, accurate, and relevant answers, information, assistance, and guidance when needed. In short: a copyright librarian.


Series Page
List of Tables
About the Author

Chapter 1. Introduction
    1.1. Overview
    1.2. Intent and Design of the Book
    1.3. Disclaimers
    1.4. Closing Comments
Chapter 2. A Day in the Life
    2.1. Introduction
    2.2. A Day in the Life of Copyright Librarian
    2.3. Who are the Copyright Librarians?
    2.4. Copyright in Action: Part One
    2.5. Closing Comments
Chapter 3. Copyright in Libraries
    3.1. Introduction
    3.2. Copyright in Action: Part Two
    3.3. Copyright in Library Functions
    3.4. Library Environments and Populations
    3.5. Closing Comments
Chapter 4. Copyright Specialization
    4.1. Introduction
    4.2. Myths and Misperceptions
    4.3. Closing Comments
Chapter 5. On the Job: Copyright Librarianship at Work
    5.1. Introduction
    5.2. Literature Review
    5.3. Methodology
    5.4. Findings
    5.5. Discussion
    5.6. Conclusions
    5.7. Closing Comments
Chapter 6. Library and Information Science Education
    6.1. Introduction
    6.2. Copyright literacy
    6.3. Copyright education within LIS programs
    6.4. Closing Comments
Chapter 7. DIY Librarianship: Professional Development, Continuing Education, and Current Awareness
    7.1. Introduction
    7.2. Professional Development
    7.3. Continuing Education
    7.4. Current Awareness
    7.5. Closing Comments
Chapter 8. The Next Step: Outreach, Advocacy, and Leadership
    8.1. Introduction
    8.2. Outreach: The copyright Librarian as Teacher
    8.3. Advocacy: The Copyright Librarian as Spokesperson
    8.4. Leadership: The Copyright Librarian as Activist
    8.5. Closing Comments
Chapter 9. What Copyright Librarians Know
    9.1. Discussion
    9.2. Closing Comments

Appendix A. Copyright Librarian Interview Questions
Appendix B. ARL Database Description and Information
Appendix C. Job Title
Appendix D. Recommended Resources


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Linda Frederiksen is the Head of Access Services at Washington State University Vancouver, where she previously held the position of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Librarian. Linda received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and French from Central Washington University. Before receiving a Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University in Kansas, Linda worked in both public and academic libraries. She is active in local, regional and national organizations, projects and initiatives advancing resource sharing and equitable access to information. She is the co-author of Global Resource Sharing and the author of The Copyright Librarian. She holds a Post-Master's Certificate in Copyright Management and Leadership from the University of Maryland Center for Intellectual Property.

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