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Friday, November 14, 2008

Essay on open content and libraries

Greer L. Hauptman, The Library and the Bazaar: Open Content and Libraries, essay for a class at San Jose State University, self-archived November 12, 2008.
This essay will consider new copyright models in libraries, and how libraries can and should modify their own systems to promote and provide access to open content. It focuses on the reasoning behind supporting new models and methods of distribution, especially with regards to open licenses like Creative Commons, and the resources and systems libraries have developed to provide access to open licensed work. The paper examines the current roles libraries take in promoting Creative Commons and Open Access, and possible future roles, as well as how libraries organize and share open access works and develop relationships with others producing or developing content.