Intro to digital rights management for librarians
Mike Godwin from the Office of Information and Technology Privacy has written a 44-page primer to Digital Rights Management for librarians. As we know from recent Sony incidents, DRM affects the items we lend out, our ability to archive items, and our patron’s abiilty to use the darn things on their devices. If you’re the person at your library responsible for digital copyright or technical services, this is mandatory reading. But…this is not just for techies–it’s for any librarian who orders (or helps patrons with) DVDs, CDs, databases, eBooks, or any other item that may have DRM embedded in it.
Link to PDF document: 44-page primer to Digital Rights Management for librarians.