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ERIC Number: EJ826429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
How Physical Design Can Influence Copyright Compliance
Harper, Meghan
Knowledge Quest, v35 n3 p30-32 Jan-Feb 2007
Most school librarians do not think of copyright compliance and facilities planning in the same breath. Yet the design of space--physical and virtual--can discourage or promote compliance, or even help police it. Placement of and access to equipment, traffic patterns, signage, and student workspace all may influence copyright-compliance behavior in a school library. Similarly, the layout of Web resources, the databases available, the presence or absence of bibliographic instructional aids, and even recommended links all affect how visitors interact, including their ethical behavior, with a virtual facility. In this article, the author discusses how physical design can influence copyright compliance and offers some tips on how to identify what changes, adaptations, or additions can be made in the facility to encourage copyright behavior. To organize a copyright-compliance program, the author suggests librarians to think in terms of (American Association of School Librarians) AASL's four roles: (1) teacher; (2) instructional partner; (3) information specialist; and (4) program administrator. She also suggests to review the description of each role, and brainstorm ways to encourage copyright compliance from within each stance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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