Digital rights description as part of digital rights management: a challenge for libraries

Dörte Böhner (University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg Library, Aschaffenburg, Germany)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Publication date: 21 November 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to answer the question of whether digital rights management (DRM) can be useful to libraries.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper provides a legal and technical description of DRM and its current and future opportunities.

Findings

The paper finds that digital rights management has possibilities that can be useful for libraries. But it is important that librarians become more active in the standardization and development of new ideas. Some examples are given.

Originality/value

The paper offers a realistic approach to DRM for libraries.

Keywords

Citation

Dörte Böhner (2008) "Digital rights description as part of digital rights management: a challenge for libraries", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 26 No. 4, pp. 598-605

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DOI

: https://doi.org/10.1108/07378830810920923

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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