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ERIC Number: EJ765667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Zooming In on Copyright with Integrated Library Software Services
Oye, Karen
Computers in Libraries, v27 n6 p16-18, 20-22 Jun 2007
Over the last decade, many of Kelvin Smith Library's (KSL) content delivery services have gone digital, and some, such as enhanced course reserves products, are new to the market. The best digital library services have given KSL options and integrated solutions that allow it to do more than it thought possible just a few years ago. As with many digital solutions, life becomes easy when downloading photos and sharing them. However, when downloading proprietary content, copyright issues arise. In this article, the author, as head of customer services at KSL, the main library at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, discusses the university's copyright compliance policy for its integrated library software services. Overall, its library copyright compliance statement aims to teach that copyright is not a fear-based concept meant to keep a person from doing something, but a balance scale of protection and use. Letting people access copyright data (public domain versus permission requests, prices, etc.) right at their point of need has eased burdens on customers and has made the libraries look good. (Contains 9 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio