3rd Edition

Essential Law for Information Professionals



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ISBN 9781856047692
Published January 26, 2012 by Facet Publishing
288 Pages

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Book Description

Easy-to-follow practical advice on the law as it affects information management and the fundamental principles underlying practice.

Using individual cases to illustrate underlying principles and contextualize regulations, this book manages to cut through the legalese and provide exactly what's needed in an easily digestible format. This gives you the tools to quickly assess legal hazards and identify solutions.

New and up-to-date coverage includes:

the Digital Economy Act 2010 and it's implications for libraries

the Open Government License and the re-use of public sector information

patents and trademarks

CILIP’s guidelines on user privacy in libraries

the move to extend legal deposit to electronic conten

recent changes in libel law

the Data Protection Act and new penalties for infringement

digital content and platforms

open access and social networking.

Readership: This is an essential guide for anyone working in the information professions. It is also the ideal legal textbook for students of information studies and librarianship.

Table of Contents

1. General law and background 2. Copyright 3. Legal deposit 4. Breach of confidence 5. Patents, trade marks and design right 6. Contracts and licensing agreements 7. Data protection 8. Privacy 9. Freedom of information 10. The Information Commissioner 11. Human rights 12. The reuse of public sector information 13. Defamation 14. Professional liability 15. Cybercrime and computer misuse 16. Disability discrimination 17. Other legal issues relevant to librarians.

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