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What is Digital First Right (DFR)

Handbook of Research on Advancements of Contactless Technology and Service Innovation in Library and Information Science
Digital first right (DFR) is the ability for individuals who legally acquire a digital copy of a copyrighted work to sell or dispose of it without infringing on the copyright owner's rights. This concept is based on the principle of exhaustion of rights, where the copyright owner's control over a copy is exhausted once it has been legally sold. However, the implementation and enforcement of DFR in the digital era are still being debated and interpreted.
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Blockchain: A New Technology in Library System and Management
Subhajit Panda (Punjabi University, India) and Navkiran Kaur (Punjabi University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-7693-2.ch011
This chapter provides an overview of blockchain technology and its potential use in library and information centers. It explains the main components of blockchain technology, including nodes, transactions, blocks, and chains, and the different types of blockchain networks. The three pillars of blockchain technology, namely decentralization, transparency, and immutability, are also discussed. The chapter highlights the advantages of using blockchain in libraries, including digital preservation, tracking, and data storage. It also notes the challenges in implementing blockchain technology in libraries, such as complex architecture and start-up costs. Despite the obstacles, the potential benefits of blockchain in libraries are significant. The chapter concludes by highlighting the importance of further research and development in this field, and how emerging technologies like blockchain could shape the future of libraries and information centers.
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