This book provides an overview of the World Trade Organisation; in particular, it focuses on two of the agreements being developed at the WTO, which are due to be strengthened in 2005, and are likely to have significant implications for libraries and information: the General Agreement on Trade in Services (the GATS) and the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). The book argues that the library and information profession needs to be more aware of these agreements and the way in which they threaten some of the professional ethics and principles (such as the balance in copyright).
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 630 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 21 mm
...provides an in-depth and yet accessible treatise on the implications of globalisation as represented by the impact of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on public services., New Library World
...a very insightful book. ...an essential book for anyone interestedin the privatisation of libraries or the public sector in general., New Library World
The book should be compulsory reading for policy advisors in LIS professional associations, is recommended to all those interested in the role of librarianship in society., JDOC, Charles Oppenheim, Loughborough University, UK