Content Licensing: Buying and Selling Digital Resources

Content Licensing: Buying and Selling Digital Resources

by Michael Upshall


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843343332
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Series: Chandos Information Professional Series
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Michael Upshall ( runs a consultancy practice helping publishers and information owners with content licensing and electronic publishing in a wide range of sectors. His experience includes spells both with publishers and with IT companies creating tools for information dissemination. He is an associate consultant of Oxford Brookes University, a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS), and a chartered member of the Institute of Library and Information Professionals (MCLIP). For the UK Electronic Information Group ( he edits their bimonthly journal Elucidate. He has over twenty years’ experience in publishing, including spells with Longman, Dorling Kindersley, TSO and Random House, before co-founding Helicon Publishing, creators of the UK’s first CD-ROM and first online encyclopedias, which was pioneering as one of the first digital resources in the humanities to be extensively available electronically.

Table of Contents

Brief history of content licensing
The licensing process, from start to finish
Media for licensing
Business models for content licensing
Converting, hosting and access management
Aggregators in detail
How content is searched for and (hopefully) retrieved
Copyright, royalties and contracts
Under the hood: the technology of licensing
Developments in content licensing: recommendations

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