Encouraging Reuse of Nonprofits' Information
Tomlinson, John, Information Outlook
LIBRARIANS AT NONPROFITS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY-AND AN OBLIGATION-TO ENCOURAGE THEIR ORGANIZATIONS TO LIMIT LICENSING RESTRICTIONS ON THE INFORMATION THEY PRODUCE.
In the library and information professions, we often hear about innovative approaches to copyright (such as Creative Commons licenses) and the value to society of encouraging at least some material to be shared and reused. How much material and how to share it are debated, but the concept is popular and has growing support. It is also attracting attention in other information fields, such as publishing and journalism.
But is there much awareness of the possibility, and perhaps even the value, of promoting greater reuse …
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Publication information: Article title: Encouraging Reuse of Nonprofits' Information. Contributors: Tomlinson, John - Author. Magazine title: Information Outlook. Volume: 16. Issue: 6 Publication date: November/December 2012. Page number: 21+. © 2009 Special Libraries Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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