ERIC Number: ED227884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Management and Technology Division. Papers.
International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).
Two papers on copyright and privacy considerations of international information transfer were presented at the 1982 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference. In "Findings of the IFLA International Study on the Copyright of Bibliographic Records in Machine-Readable Form," Dennis D. McDonald, Eleanor Jo Rodger, and Jeffrey L. Squires (United States) describe the methodology and results of a King Research study which found that: (1) present copyright laws are not adequate to govern the international exchange of machine-readable bibliographic data; (2) the most feasible methods of governing such exchanges currently are detailed bilateral exchange agreements specifying the rights and responsibilities of exchange partners; (3) economic uncertainties and producers' continuing desire to control the redistribution of their records may lead to restrictions on international exchange; and (4) organizations such as IFLA must develop and promote mechanisms for the open discussion and analysis of economic, financial, and political differences. "Implications of Transborder Data Flows (TDF) to Library Networks" by Hugh P. Donaghue (United States) reviews concerns about the electronic movement of data across national borders for storage and/or processing by a computer. Viewpoints from France, Brazil, multinational corporations, and the international library community are briefly presented. (Author/ESR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).