Li­brar­i­ans are im­por­tant

Down to Earth - - ON THE WEB - SRI AMUDHA S

This is with ref­er­ence to "Re­think­ing IP think-tank," (De­cem­ber 1-15, 2014). I think li­brar­i­ans have more to do with in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty rights (IPR). Li­brar­i­ans are in­for­ma­tion gate­keep­ers, en­sur­ing the free flow of schol­arly in­for­ma­tion across the globe. They are the ones who deal with aca­demic con­tents of our en­tire na­tion and the IPR is­sues tagged along with them. I sug­gest that it would be wise to in­clude ex­perts from li­brary and in­for­ma­tion science in the panel while de­vel­op­ing IPR pol­icy.

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