ERIC Number: ED165746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Scholarly and Research Journals: Survey of Publisher Practices and Present Attitudes on Authorized Journal Article Copying and Licensing. Analysis of Returns to Questionnaires Developed by and Distributed for the National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU).
Fry, Bernard M.; And Others
The report tabulates and analyzes responses to two questionnaires returned by 531 (out of 1672) profit and non-profit publishers of 974 (out of 2552) United States scholarly and research journals. Certain categories of periodicals were excluded because they were not believed to ordinarily contain communications useful for scholarly purposes, or they were considered to have little economic impact. The questionnaires dealt, among other things, with present practices and anticipated future practices after the new copyright law (P.L. 94-553) goes into effect on January 1, 1978, with respect to the supplying of authorized copies directly or through agents or clearinghouses; permitting photocopying beyond the exceptions provided in the new statute; and acceptable prices for authorized article photocopying or the supplying of authorized photocopies. Responses are tabulated by circulation size, subject matter, and type of publisher. Both the complete journal and publisher questionnaires are provided, as well as a sample accompanying letter and follow-up letter. Also included is the National Serials Data Program (NSDP) serial data sheet for publishers. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Graduate Library School.