ERIC Number: EJ584201
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Reference Service, Human Nature, Copyright, and Offsite Service--in a "Digital Age"?
Reference & User Services Quarterly, v38 n1 p55-61 Fall 1998
Librarians cannot distribute their collections electronically until the problems of intellectual property and free-and-equal access are resolved. Libraries must overcome restrictions of "virtual libraries" thereby making copyrighted texts freely available. Libraries must be promoted as places where readers freely consult both copyrighted books/journals and site-licensed databases that cannot be tapped into from anywhere, at anytime, by anyone in cyberspace.(AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Based on papers presented at the Library of Congress Institute on "Reference Service in a Digital Age" (Washington, D.C., June 29-30, 1998).