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ERIC Number: ED139491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr-30
Pages: 74
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An Examination of the 1978 Copyright Law's Photocopying Regulations and the Effect They Will Have on Library Copying Services.
Fallon, Marcia
In preparation for compliance with the new Copyright Act effective in January 1978, the photocopy regulations of the Act were examined and the effects of these regulations on library photocopying services were assessed. The literature concerned with the controversy over the photocopying of copyrighted works, the "fair use" doctrine, and the history and regulations of the new copyright law were reviewed. The procedures of the five photocopying services presently offered for faculty by the Miami-Dade Community College South Campus Library were examined; these services included copies for instructional use, interlibrary loan, missing page requests from cooperating libraries, library reserve, and a "Table of Contents Service" providing faculty with contents pages of current periodicals. Analysis of library photocopying statistics and procedures indicated the need for the library to revise its photocopying procedures in order to be in compliance with the new law. Necessary changes included: (1) revision and posting of copyright warning signs on all library copying machines; (2) revision of photocopying request forms to provide a record of the types of material copied, the approximate number of words per request and the name of the author of the work being copied; and (3) maintenance of a monthly record of the total number of times that photocopies are made from the same periodical title and issue. An extensive bibliography is included. (Author/JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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