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ERIC Number: EJ1061463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
Four Facets of Privacy and Intellectual Freedom in Licensing Contracts for Electronic Journals
Rubel, Alan; Zhang, Mei
College & Research Libraries, v76 n4 p427-449 May 2015
This is a study of the treatment of library patron privacy in licenses for electronic journals in academic libraries. We begin by distinguishing four facets of privacy and intellectual freedom based on the LIS and philosophical literature. Next, we perform a content analysis of 42 license agreements for electronic journals, focusing on terms for enforcing authorized use and collection and sharing of user data. We compare our findings to model licenses, to recommendations proposed in a recent treatise on licenses, and to our account of the four facets of intellectual freedom. We find important conflicts with each.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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