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Database Ownership And Copyright Issues Among Automated Library Networks

Database Ownership And Copyright Issues Among Automated Library Networks

by Janice Franklin
     
 

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This volume uses a social model to analyze issues of database ownership and copyright among automated library networks. It explores the possibility that the barriers to networking regarding database ownership and copyright are not specific to the context of libraries, but are instead part of a larger recurring theme in social groups, organizations, and systems.

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This volume uses a social model to analyze issues of database ownership and copyright among automated library networks. It explores the possibility that the barriers to networking regarding database ownership and copyright are not specific to the context of libraries, but are instead part of a larger recurring theme in social groups, organizations, and systems. This social network model is significant because it explains ownership issues as a consequence of the dynamic nature of library network relationships, which have been complicated by environmental forces and a confusion of network roles. The research in this work focuses on the Online Computer Library Center's (OCLC) decision to copyright the database and the reactions of regional networks and libraries. The debate over ownership is a direct outgrowth of issues of centralization between OCLC and regional networks, issues that have strained relationships between OCLC and the regional networks that attempted to develop their own services independently. Resolving the conflict will require overcoming the problems of governance, competition, communication, policy formulation, and role definition that recur in library network relationships. Solutions are required in order to share information internationally and to link national bibliographic utilities and information networks in a common system.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Using a social network model, rather than a legal or moral approach, explains ownership and copyright issues regarding bibliographic databases in library networks, in terms of competing relationships that have become barriers to cooperation. Draws on both primary and secondary literature, and extensively analyzes two case studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567500165
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Series:
Contemporary Studies in Information Management Series
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.43(d)

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