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|Description:||250 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Part 1 The intellectual property market and the rise of the knowledge industry: Intellectual property and the arrival of the information age; the profit imperative and the inner dynamics of the capitalist market economy; the intellectual property trade and its implications for the knowledge industry. Part 2 Intellectual Property, the Knowledge Industry and the work of Information Professionals: The alienation and marketisation of intellectual property and the rise of the capitalist commodity market regime; the commodification of intellectual property and the process of knowledge production, exchange and dissemination; Intellectual Property and the imperatives of perpetual technological and organisational change. Part 3 The changing role of information professionals in the information age: Designing strategies and managing information in the age of digitalisation; Globalisation and the trade in intellectual property and information; reclaiming their autonomy: information professionals resolving the intellectual property crisis.|