Copyright questions asked by libraries

2012-04-18T12:18:28Z (GMT) by Elizabeth A. Gadd Richard Gaston
Describes the history, purpose and membership of the Lis-Copyseek e-mail discussion list. Reports on an analysis of the year 2000 Lis-Copyseek archives that was performed to gain an understanding of the copyright questions faced by libraries. Concludes that traffic on the list has increased considerably since the list’s inception. The majority of concerns relate to copyright in the print environment, in particular the regulations concerning short loan collections and course packs. Provides examples of questions and topics libraries are discussing on the list. Recommends that further copyright assistance be provided to libraries trying to work within current regulations.