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January 1, 2007

The time has come for libraries, too, to negotiate for rights to index full text. The time has come for libraries, too, to negotiate for rights to inde…

Apple's Jobs Calls for DRM-free World
January 1, 2007

"In a rare open letter from CEO Steve Jobs on Tuesday, Apple has urged record companies to abandon digital rights management technologies." &…

Closed Source/Open Source: An Update on Software Licensing 101
January 1, 2006

Going back to the beginning and revisiting how current practices developed over time can help us understand where we are now, and where we are headed. When viewed in this light, open source licen…

Libraries, Licensing and the Challenge of Stewardship
January 1, 2006

Stewardship has always figured predominantly in the mission of libraries. This paper discusses major findings and implications of a study of licensing in U.S. academic libraries. The data suggests …

Digital Hollywood Mulls Changing Content Rights
January 1, 2006

Accenture and others are pushing digital rights management software that would identify the consumer rather than the device, so people can pay once and put the content on as many devices as they wi…

The Sony Digital Rights Management Debacle: The Litigation, the Settlement, and Some Thoughts on the Future of DRM
January 1, 2006

The discovery of major security, privacy, and consumer protection issues in digital rights management software loaded onto millions of Sony BMG compact discs outraged consumers and prompted no le…

HOWTO: Open Source Software Licensing for University-based Research Projects
January 1, 2005

This publication is oriented towards release of open source by universities. This shows the results of case studies of three University of Toronto open source software projects including the Adapti…

2006 Horizon Report
January 1, 2006

The annual Horizon Report is a collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). Each year, the report identifies and describes six areas of …

Changing a Cultural Icon: The Academic Library as a Virtual Destination
January 1, 2006

© 2006 Jerry D. Campbell EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 41, no. 1 (January/February 2006): 16–31. Jerry D. Campbell Jerry D. Campbell is Chief Information Officer and Dean of Univer…

Automated Library System Vendors and Electronic Resources Management
January 1, 2004

These PLA "Tech Notes" on Electronic Resources Management systems provide an overview on ERM systems requirements, contracts and pricing. The…


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