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Robledo, Ana; Gove, Amber – RTI International, 2019
Access to books is key to learning to read and sustaining a love of reading. Yet many low- and middle-income countries struggle to provide their students with reading materials of sufficient quality and quantity. Since 2008, RTI International has provided technical assistance in early reading assessment and instruction to ministries of education…
Descriptors: Books, Reading Materials, Developing Nations, Low Income Groups
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Evans, Brent J.; Willinsky, John – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
In this article we examine the changing status of the course reader as an instructional technology in higher education. We assess the advantages of simply providing students bibliographic entries for assigned readings instead of readers, and we evaluate this alternative in regards to intellectual property and fair use issues focusing on…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Bibliographies
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Harpur, Paul; Loudoun, Rebecca – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2011
One of the biggest challenges confronting university students with print disabilities, such as blindness, is accessing the written word. In the past it was necessary to read text books onto cassette tape or turn them to Braille so these students could access the text books. Technological advances are making university life increasingly accessible…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Materials, Textbooks
Valenza, Joyce Kasman; Johnson, Doug – School Library Journal, 2009
The library, as we once knew it, may no longer be relevant. And, yet, this is undoubtedly the most exciting time in history to be a librarian. The future of the school library as a relevant and viable institution is largely dependent on librarians and how quickly they respond to change. They worry about their field and their practice. They worry…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Intellectual Property, Computers, School Libraries
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Willinsky, John – Journal of Educational Thought/Revue de la Pensee Educative, 1990
Draws from literary and theoretical works to discuss the idea of written text as intellectual property. Examines the legal, economic, and moral issues surrounding books and writing. Reviews concepts of liability, imitation, plagiarism, property rights, and, in particular, the historical and contemporary responsibilities incurred in writing. (DMM)
Descriptors: Authors, Copyrights, Fair Use (Copyrights), Intellectual Property
Barker, Ronald, Ed.; Escarpit, Robert, Ed. – 1973
After the 14th UNESCO General Conference approved a book development program, meetings were held in the developing world between 1966 and 1972 to find ways to promote book distribution and production. A result of these studies was this book, which includes: (1) discussion on book hunger, production, future trends, distribution, copyright, and…
Descriptors: Books, Copyrights, Developing Nations, Information Dissemination
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Seaman, Scott – Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply, 1996
Examines sections of the Copyright Act of 1976 in relation to the electronic distribution of reserve readings and fair use in academic libraries. It concludes that copyright dramatically limits the conditions under which fair use may be applied in a simultaneous-user system displaying readings off-site. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Copyrights, Document Delivery, Electronic Text
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Trosow, Samuel E. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2001
Discusses copyright issues in distributing educational reading materials in higher education; describes two federal court cases involving for-profit, commercial entities; considers a hypothetical copyright infringement action against a noncommercial copier; and suggests measures an educational institution might adopt to protect its interest in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Business, Copyrights, Court Litigation
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Willinsky, John – English Quarterly, 1987
Examines the moral dilemma teachers face in wishing to go outside the textbook and photocopy new and interesting reading material for their students while knowing that such actions prevent writers from profiting by their work. (JC)
Descriptors: Authors, Copyrights, Court Litigation, Curriculum Enrichment
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Harer, John B.; Huber, C. Edward – College and Research Libraries, 1982
Discusses the lack of consensus among library administrators concerning the intent of the Copyright Act of 1976 with respect to photocopying of materials for use by academic library reserve rooms, and reports on the results of a survey of 37 Virginia academic libraries concerning their reserve room photocopying practices. (JL)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Copyrights, Federal Legislation, Guidelines