ERIC Number: ED289526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: 0
University Copyright Policies in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit 138.
Crews, Kenneth D.
The product of a detailed study of university copyright policies in Association of Research (ARL) Libraries, this System and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) flyer/kit approaches copyright use and ownership policies from the viewpoint of university administrations as well as libraries. A brief introduction discusses policies on use and ownership of materials, the scope of this study, and issues to be considered when developing university policies. The major part of this kit is a collection of topically-arranged groupings of unedited primary source documents submitted by respondents to the survey, including: (1) introductory brochures (University of Colorado and University of California at Davis); (2) comprehensive or general copyright policies (Indiana University, University of Massachusetts, Brigham Young University, and University of Utah); (3) specialized policies (University of Utah, Stanford University, and University of Rochester); (4) general ownership policies (Texas A&M University and University of Washington); and (5) ownership policies for specific materials (University of Delaware and University of Missouri). These materials address such issues as the definition of objectives of a copyright policy, interests of the institutions with respect to copyright applications, and development and implementation of a copyright policy by an institution. A selected reading list of 19 items is also provided. (CGD)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Software, Copyrights, Higher Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Library Surveys, Ownership, Policy, Reprography, Research Libraries
Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Studies, 1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($20.00 per copy; subscriptions are available).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Media Staff
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
Note: For a SPEC Kit focusing more narrowly on library concerns, see ED 242 338.