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Easy-to-follow law advice for information professionals

CHICAGO — The updated fourth edition of Paul Pedley’s bestselling “Essential Law for Information Professionals,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, offers easy-to-follow practical advice on the law as it affects information management and the fundamental principles underlying practice. Illustrated using examples across a range of legal topics both in the UK and internationally, each topic is comprehensively covered with an outline of the legal framework and background context. Key topics addressed include:

  • library law;
  • copyright;
  • legal deposit;
  • breach of confidence;
  • contracts and licensing agreements;
  • data protection;
  • freedom of information;
  • human rights;
  • re-use of public sector information;
  • defamation;
  • professional liability;
  • cybercrime and computer misuse; and
  • disability discrimination.

Pedley is a leading expert in information law. He is a Visiting Lecturer at City University, responsible for the Information Law and Policy Module; he has been a member of the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA) since 1998; and is also the author of several books, “Digital Copyright” and “Copyright Compliance: Practical Steps to Stay Within the Law,” as well as editor of “Managing Digital Rights.” He regularly runs training courses on copyright and other legal issues.

Facet Publishing, the commercial publishing and bookselling arm of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, is the leading publisher of books for library and information professionals worldwide. Many book retailers and distributors are experiencing service disruptions or delays, including Amazon. For speediest service, order direct from the ALA Store. ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library and information professionals worldwide. ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman publishes resources used by library and information professionals, scholars, students, and educators to improve programs and services, build on best practices, enhance pedagogy, share research, develop leadership, and promote advocacy. ALA authors and developers are leaders in their fields, and their content is published in a variety of print and electronic formats. Contact ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman at [email protected].

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