ABSTRACT

Avoid legal consequences in your library by knowing copyright law!

Legal Solutions in Electronic Reserves and the Electronic Delivery of Interlibrary Loan guides you through the process of developing policies to protect you, your library, and your patrons. The book examines the philosophy and regulations behind the laws and guidelines that apply directly to library services, allowing library staff and administration to better understand why these rules are needed. This vital resource offers suggestions and advice to ensure your library can offer the best services to your patrons while staying within the boundaries of the law.

With this informative tool, you’ll learn more about:

  • copyright basics—special allowances, licensing, penalties
  • confidentiality basics—state regulations, institutional regulations, records retention policies
  • electronic reserves and electronic delivery of interlibrary loan—differences of electronic versus physical, negotiating permissions and database contracts for use
  • and more!
Legal Solutions in Electronic Reserves and the Electronic Delivery of Interlibrary Loan shows you where to find works in the public domain and free E-material on the Internet. It also lists several Web sites to help you obtain permission, acquire information on copyrights and electronic reserves, or join a listserv or discussion group on these issues. This book includes a section on current legislative issues that will affect you in the future.

To help you plan your course of action, Legal Solutions in Electronic Reserves and the Electronic Delivery of Interlibrary Loan includes the text of several important laws and guidelines, such as:
  • the Copyright Law
  • the Agreement on Guidelines for Classroom Copying in Not-For-Profit Educational Institutions with Respect to Books and Periodicals
  • the CONTU Guidelines on Photocopying under Interlibrary Loan Arrangements
  • the CONFU Fair-Use Guidelines for Electronic Reserve Systems
  • the American Library Association Model Policy Concerning College and University Photocopying for Classroom, Research, and Library Reserve Use (Section on Reserves)

chapter |4 pages

Introduction

chapter 1|12 pages

Copyright Basics

chapter 2|4 pages

Confidentiality Basics

chapter 3|16 pages

Electronic Reserves

chapter 4|8 pages

Electronic Delivery of Interlibrary Loan

chapter 5|2 pages

Conclusion