ERIC Number: ED381166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Copyright for School Libraries: A Practical Guide. A Special Report. Professional Growth Series.
Simpson, Carol Mann
This monograph presents examples of typical public school situations involving copyright issues; the advice provided is based on a conservative interpretation of the copyright law. The following topics are discussed: history and liability; fair use; print materials; audiovisual works; computer software; interlibrary loan, photocopying, facsimile, and document delivery; permissions (copyright versus contract); implications for administrators; and the importance of a copyright policy. Appendices include the Middletown Independent School District Copyright Compliance Agreement; copyright "dos and don'ts" for school librarians; useful sources of information; copyright warning notices; copyright policy; and copyright and plagiarism guidelines for students. A copyright question and answer section is also provided. (Contains 21 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Computer Software, Copyrights, Facsimile Transmission, Fair Use (Copyrights), Information Policy, Information Sources, Interlibrary Loans, Legal Responsibility, Printed Materials, Public Schools, Reprography, School Libraries
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
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Identifiers: Document Delivery