ERIC Number: ED356792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
IFLA General Conference, 1992. Committee on Copyright Issues.
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, London (England).
An outline is given of a workshop session on copyright issues held at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) 1992 annual meeting. The IFLA Copyright Committee advises the IFLA on the implications of worldwide developments in copyright and related rights for the acquisition, distribution, and use of recorded knowledge by libraries, archives, and other information services. At the annual meeting, the workshop reviewed the committee's purposes and goals, and its possible future projects. Workshop questions included the copyright of IFLA's own works, significant issues to be considered, and striking a balance between international and local aspects of copyrights. Several information sheets and a committee roster are included. "Dissemination of UNESCO Databases on CD-ROM" (Denise Pelissier) is also included. UNESCO has produced a CD-ROM (optical data disk) prototype that gives access to bibliographic and referral data and makes some UNESCO databases available online. The prototype, which contains more than 84,000 references in 6 databases was sent to 267 sites in 80 countries. Returned questionnaires (97 from 46 countries) will be analyzed, but preliminary results indicate strong user interest. (SLD)
Descriptors: Archives, Bibliographic Records, Copyrights, Databases, Information Dissemination, Information Services, Information Utilization, International Studies, Library Acquisition, Library Associations, Online Searching, Optical Data Disks, Publications, Questionnaires, Surveys, Users (Information), Workshops
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, London (England).