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Technology and Policy Issues With Acquiring Digital Collections

We recently mentioned a couple of articles about digitizing print materials (Mass Digitization of Books, 2006-12-23). Now there is a new article on that echoes some of the same issues brought up in those earlier articles.

Skalbeck and Futrell outline some key issues:

  1. How will people access a new service?
  2. Is a link to the digital collection’s website sufficient?
  3. How can people find out about a new service?
  4. How should a law firm assess overall costs?
  5. What is protected by copyright?
  6. What does the access contract cover?
  7. When and how can you charge clients?
  8. Should a client pay more for a poorly-designed system?
  9. Access v. Ownership

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