"This book provides an overview of the current landscape in digital rights management (DRM), including: an overview of terminology and issues facing libraries, plus an overview of the technology (including standards and off-the-shelf products). It discusses the role and implications of DRM for existing library services, such as integrated library management systems, electronic reserves, commercial database licenses, digital asset management systems and digital library repositories. It also discusses the impact that DRM 'trusted system' technologies, already in use in complementary areas, such as course management systems and web-based digital media distribution, may have on libraries. It also discusses strategies for implementing DRM in libraries and archives for safeguarding intellectual property in the web environment."--BOOK JACKET.
...provides excellent guidance not only for developing a digital rights framework for the library, but also for empowering libraries to play an important role in drafting a future DRM landscape., Canadian Library Association Journal: Feliciter
Clearly a specialist publication aimed at systems librarians or electronic resources managers., Program
The content is full of useful examples and good descriptions. ...clear writing and willingness to engage with difficult technologies and complex issues. It is highly recommended., The Electronic Library (Emerald Publishing)