ERIC Number: ED393464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb-27
Reference Count: N/A
The Unlimited Potential of the Electronic Library (Except Where Prohibited by the Copyright Law).
Schmidt, Steven; Lewis, David
This paper describes the creation of a new library facility for Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, one designed ready to accommodate an infrastructure that would support the new technologies of the electronic information environment. Wiring and fiber-optic schemes are outlined briefly. The document is formatted as a script for the two presenters, complete with stage directions and humorous interjections. Lewis extols increased levels of information access and emerging library innovations like networked CD-ROMs, an electronic reserves system on the World Wide Web, digitized imagery and video, and multimedia delivery systems. Schmidt plays devil's advocate by interrupting to remind Lewis of limits imposed by licensing restrictions, copyright law, "fair use" doctrine, and even relevant court cases. Lewis's annoyance mounts until he finally "shoots" Schmidt with an imaginary gun. The presenters close with an overview of licensing and intellectual property issues. (BEW)
Publication Type: Creative Works; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Barriers to Information; Indiana Univ Purdue Univ at Indianapolis; License Agreements; Multimedia Technology; World Wide Web
Note: Paper presented at Computers in Libraries '96 (Washington, DC, February 27, 1996).