ERIC Number: ED060896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Purchasing and Copying Practices at Canadian University Libraries; Two Studies Performed for the Canadian Association of College and University Libraries Committee on Copyright Legislation.
Extensive studies of expenditures on library materials and the use of photocopy machines in Canadian university libraries were conducted in 1971. The purpose of the purchasing study was twofold: (1) to reveal the pattern of library spending as an indication of how collections are being developed, and (2) to determine the effects of direct purchasing of library materials from the country of origin which might be available through Canadian agents. This report contains statistical compilations collected about library dealings with new book vendors, periodical publishers and agents, antiguarian dealers, and vendors of materials other than books or periodicals. The two-part duplicating survey sought to discover the dimensions of copying (how many photocopy machines and how many copies made) and the content (what is copied, and for whom). The report results are important since the Canadian government is considering revisions to copyright legislation. (SJ)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Copyrights, Foreign Countries, Library Acquisition, Library Surveys, Purchasing, Reprography
Canadian Library Association, 151 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5E3, Canada ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Canadian Library Association, Ottawa (Ontario).
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