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Copyright Challenges in Digital Libraries in Kenya from the Lens of a Librarian

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dc.contributor.author Kamau, Grace Wambui
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-13T08:06:05Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-13T08:06:05Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1709
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract This chapter examines copyright issues and challenges facing digital libraries with a specific emphasis on Kenya. It covers a number of issues such as the meaning, characteristics and advantages of a digital library; the copyright concept, copyright challenges in the creation of digital libraries such as permissions for digitisation of copyrighted materials; critical issues that influence access and use of electronic information resources such as excessive information protection; as well as lack of or limited knowledge on copyright among users and librarians. Other issues discussed include Digital Rights Management (DRM), access to published works by people with visual disability, and orphan works. The author recommends additional education and training on copyright for librarians and information users; regular updating of the copyright law; copyright law reforms that ensure a balance between copyright restrictions and exceptions; promotion of open access publishing, and development of copyright policies for libraries. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Copyright law, en_US
dc.subject digital divide, en_US
dc.subject digital library, en_US
dc.subject digital rights management, en_US
dc.subject intellectual freedom en_US
dc.title Copyright Challenges in Digital Libraries in Kenya from the Lens of a Librarian en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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