Digital Rights Management: A Librarian’s Guide – Call for Contributions

RIPS Law Librarian Blog is pleased to share the following announcement from Catherine Lemmer and Carla Wale:

We are pleased to announce that we will be editing a new book titled Digital Rights Management: A Librarian’s Guide to be published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. as part of the Medical Library Association series. This book will be a comprehensive resource for all librarians seeking to manage the impact of digital rights management in the library environment.

Description of the Book

The role of libraries and librarians is evolving; we are moving from providing access to content in place to providing access to digital content through technology. As such, we are often pushing against the limits on the access and use of digital content established by an ever-evolving set of digital rights management schemes. Digital Rights Management: A Librarian’s Guide is intended to serve as a best practices guide for front-line librarians seeking guidance on how to best respond to the impact of digital rights management schemes on matters of collection development, staff, budget, service, and other library concerns. The book will cover basic principles and practices of digital rights management systems. Librarians seeking guidance on how to best address digital rights, prepare their libraries and staffs, and effectively advocate when digital rights management schemes impact the ability to serve patrons will find this book an invaluable resource.

Call for Submissions

 We are seeking authors for these and other related topics within the context of DRM:

  •  Define, explain DRM
  • Copyright law
  • DRM technologies
  • Best practices and policies
  • Effect on organizations – restructuring, changing workflows, adding new skill sets, etc.
  • Privacy
  • Negotiation and management
  • Social and economic impact
  • Advocacy
  • Other

Proposal Submissions Due:  March 31
Notification of Accepted Submissions: May 1
Final Submissions Due: August 1
Publication Date: Early 2016

To be considered, please submit your name, brief biography, previous scholarship, and a 200 word or less abstract of your proposed contribution via this short form. Please submit one form for each abstract you are proposing. Co-authors should submit one form. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the editors.

Catherine A. Lemmer, Editor & Carla P. Wale, Editor         


About Catherine Lemmer

Interested in the creation, use, management, and of information.
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