- Presents a contemporary view on DRM and fair use for librarians in the context of contemporary technology- Addresses file standards in relation to devices in libraries- Demonstrates ways that librarians can support and engage students using emerging digital technologies
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List of abbreviations
About the author
Part 1: Rights
Chapter 1: Copyright basics
What is copyrightable?
Chapter 2: Digital rights management and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
TPMs and fair use
Encryption and tethering
Chapter 3: Types of digital content
Chapter 4: Best practices regarding copyrights and digital content
General best practices
Chapter 5: Challenges to fair use
Compromises and fair use
Binary nature of code
Part 2: Formats
Chapter 6: Three components of eBooks
What is the cloud?
eBooks v. the browser stack
Chapter 7: Creating eBooks
The browser stack
Maturation of the browser stack
Chapter 8: Touchscreen devices and apps
Part 3: Vibrancy
Chapter 9: Publishing support
DIY publishing support
Chapter 10: Academic support with digital content
Patron desires and use of eContent
Evolution of scholarship
Chapter 11: Conclusion
Brendan Ryan is a Digital Initiatives Librarian at Rhode Island College (RIC). Previously he worked in the Reference department at RIC and in an access services capacity at Providence College. At Providence, Brendan developed a mobile site for the library and presented and published on the topic. The reference position at RIC allowed him to assist students in performing research using digital content in the academy. Presently, his work centers around digitizing and creating ebooks from archival content These practical experiences inform his work, and this book. Brendan holds an MLIS from the University of Rhode Island, USA.