New OCLC Research Podcast Available: "How Libraries License e-Content" with Dorothea Salo

 
In this interview, OCLC Research Senior Program Officer Roy Tennant talks with noted library author and "provocateur" Dorothea Salo about what keeps her awake at night: how libraies license e-content.

Dortothea Salo, Research Services Librarian and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, asserts that the current system is broken and must change. She further urges collective action by libraries and library consortia to change how licensing currently happens. Listen to the interview to hear exactly what she would like to see change, and when.

The blog post to which Dorothea refers in this interview can be found at http://pegasuslibrarian.com/2010/09/there-are-terms-of-service-and-terms-of-service-if-you-know-what-i-mean.html.

This is the fourteenth podcast in our intermittent series in which we ask the question, "What's keeping you awake at night?" of people we come across in our travels who are thinking ahead, worrying about the next big issue or imagining the next big thing. Additional podcasts are available on the OCLC Research Podcasts page and in iTunes.

More Information

How Libraries License e-Content Podcast with Dorothea Salo (.mp3: 15.9MB/11 min.)
http://www5.oclc.org/downloads/research/podcasts/20100920RT-Salo.mp3

"There are Terms of Service and Terms of Service, If You Know What I Mean" Blog Post
http://pegasuslibrarian.com/2010/09/there-are-terms-of-service-and-terms-of-service-if-you-know-what-i-mean.html

OCLC Reseach Podcasts
http://www.oclc.org/research/events/podcasts.htm

OCLC Research Podcasts and Webinars in iTunes
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=284764834

For more information:

Roy Tennant
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research
roy_tennant@oclc.org
+1-707-287-5580

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
melissa_renspie@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231

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