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ERIC Number: EJ880029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0276-3915
A Copyright Primer for Small Undergraduate Libraries
Cottrell, Terry
Community & Junior College Libraries, v16 n1 p3-20 2010
Campus librarians play a central role in conversations revolving around copyright compliance. The sheer volume of information provided within library physical and virtual spaces affirms the role libraries play in current copyright debates. Regardless of the function of librarians on any particular campus, it is important to confront the myriad of copyright issues on a college campus from a position of respect for the learner and the copyright owner. This article functions as a copyright primer which librarians can use to help formulate compliance strategies concerning copyrighted material. Other libraries are encouraged to use the primer as a departure point for developing their own philosophy and guidelines. At the University of St. Francis, emphasizing the user as a potential "reproducer" of content is one key to building an understanding of caution and care. The idea of "spontaneous" fair use is also a central and unique function of this primer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A