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The Reality of the Application of Intellectual Property Legislation on Digital Information Resources at the Libraries of Public Universities in Jordan (Dissertation)

Version 1 : Received: 21 May 2021 / Approved: 24 May 2021 / Online: 24 May 2021 (08:46:19 CEST)

How to cite: A. Abu Sirhan, A. The Reality of the Application of Intellectual Property Legislation on Digital Information Resources at the Libraries of Public Universities in Jordan (Dissertation). Preprints 2021, 2021050540 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0540.v1). A. Abu Sirhan, A. The Reality of the Application of Intellectual Property Legislation on Digital Information Resources at the Libraries of Public Universities in Jordan (Dissertation). Preprints 2021, 2021050540 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0540.v1).

Abstract

Despite the scientific and technological development, libraries of Jordanian universities suffer from an obvious lack of digital information resources, because for many reasons, the most important of these is the non-application of intellectual property legislation (IPL) related to these resources. This study investigated the reality of the application of intellectual property legislation related to digital information resources at the libraries of public universities in Jordan. The population study consisted of all employees of departments of digital information resources. The study sample was (74) employees. Texts of regulations for the intended libraries and the Jordanian copyright law No. (22) for the year (1992) were reviewed and analyzed. In addition, a questionnaire was developed regarding the actual application of intellectual property legislation relating to digital resources at the university libraries in Jordan. Results revealed that the application of IP legislation relating to digital resources at the libraries of public universities in Jordan was moderate and that the supervising to the libraries of universities from the National Library regarding the protection of intellectual property rights of digital resources was moderate. The study recommended the application of intellectual property legislation related to digital resources in the intended libraries, this could be achieved through including intellectual property legislation in the regulations of public services in the intended libraries, to provide for the terms of protecting IP rights for digital resources, improving the legislation, developing of the Jordanian copyright law to be compatible with digital information resources, providing the necessary support for these libraries, and emphasizing the role of the National Library.

Subject Areas

Intellectual Property Legislations; Public University Libraries; Jordan

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