E-Publishing and Digital Libraries: Legal and Organizational Issues

E-Publishing and Digital Libraries: Legal and Organizational Issues

Ioannis Iglezakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Tatiana-Eleni Synodinou (University of Cyprus, Greece) and Sarantos Kapidakis (Ionion University of Greece, Greece)
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Release Date: October, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 552|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-031-0
ISBN13: 9781609600310|ISBN10: 1609600312|EISBN13: 9781609600334
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Digital libraries collect, manage, and preserve electronic expressions of knowledge on any subject and in any type or format. Consequently, the creation of a digital library presupposes the respect of the legal norms which govern the pre-existing materials included in the database.

E-Publishing and Digital Libraries: Legal and Organizational Issues provides a comprehensive overview of the organizational and legal issues concerning digital libraries. It includes 24 contributions from world-renowned specialists in digital libraries. This premier reference source is a must-have for researchers and professionals in the field of ICTs and its various disciplines, including library, education, computer science and management, as well as experts in the field of law.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaboration through Digital Libraries
  • Copyright issues
  • Digital Libraries and Web Linking
  • E-Books in Digital Libraries
  • Encoding Models
  • Intellectual Property Issues
  • Interoperability in Digital Libraries
  • Moral Right and Limits
  • Music Libraries
  • Orphan Works in Digital Libraries

Reviews and Testimonials

Selected as a Fall 2011 Shelf-Worthy Academic Title by Baker & Taylor.


All of the chapters are well researched and have extensive references to directives and statutes. [...] "Anyone interested in the development and management of digital libraries will find something of interest in this comprehensive global survey."

– Frank Parry, Loughborough University, England, Online Information Review, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2012

What I liked about these chapters is not only the detailed analysis of the issue itself, but also the presentation of different legal solutions worldwide as well as the assessment of their shortcomings and advantages. Several authors make an attempt to provide a more universal approach to the problem in a more balanced way than exists at present. All in all, this is a very useful contribution to the literature on legal issues facing digital libraries.

– Elena Maceviciute, Vilnius University, Lithuania, Information Research,16(4)

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ioannis Iglezakis is a Visiting Lecturer at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki and attorney at law at the Thessaloniki Bar Association. He graduated from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki in 1987 and received his Ph.D. from the same university in 2000. He has masters of Laws from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (1990) and from the University of Hanover, Germany (1993). He is the author of books related to I.T. and public and EU law (in Greek) and has various publications in Greek, German and English legal reviews, on issues related to I.T. law, public, economic and EU law. He is the co-author of Cyberlaw (Hellas), Kluwer Law Editions.
Tatiana Synodinou is an Assistant professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Cyprus. She obtained her law degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She completed her postgraduate studies at the University Aix-Marseille III and her doctoral and postdoctoral studies at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki receiving fellowships from the Greek Scholarship Foundation and by the Committee of Research of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Professor at the University of Cyprus, Tatiana Synodinou worked as scientific collaborator with teaching duties at the Faculty of Law of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2001-2004) and at the Interdisciplinary postgraduate program of "Informatics and Management" of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She also worked as a full-time Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Mass Media of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Department of Accounting and Finance of the University of Macedonia, as a short- time Visiting Lecturer at the postgraduate program "2 Recherche Droit de Propriété Intellectuelle" of the University of Nantes and as a scientific collaborator to the Centre of International and European Economic Law. Dr. Synodinou has been a member of the Bar Office of Thessaloniki since 2000. She is a case law reporter for "Kluwer Law International" to the legal database «Kluwer EU IP Cases». She has worked as a short time expert to EU twinning projects and was a member of the e-business Advisory Board for the study "Intellectual Property for ICT producing SMEs" in the context of the the "Sectoral e-Business Watch" 2007-2008. She is the author of three books and various publications in the fields of intellectual property law, information techmology law, private and commercial law.