Copyright and Course Reserves
Legal Issues and Best Practices for Academic Libraries
This useful resource for academic librarians, circulation staff, and library administrators who offer course reserve services will help to ensure that these services are offered legally.
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With the guidance of this book, academic librarians wishing to provide print, electronic, and streaming media (music and film) course reserve services for their campus communities can do so in compliance with U.S. copyright law.
Many academic libraries offer print and electronic course reserve services that encourage learning by connecting students and faculty with less expensive and supplementary educational materials. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions regarding how U.S. copyright law affects course reserve services; as a result, many academic libraries restrict the scope of the services they provide or refrain from pursuing new options, such as media reserves, out of fear of violating the law or being sued for copyright infringement.
Copyright and Course Reserves addresses this problem, providing authoritative advice for making print, electronic, and media course reserves available in compliance with U.S. copyright law. It explains options for implementing and sustaining media reserve services through which students and faculty can access online music, sound recordings, and film. Additionally, short examples from a wide range of libraries explore real-world scenarios and current issues related to course reserve services to help readers better understand and apply the information found in the book.
- Covers the legal issues that are relevant to print, electronic, and media course reserve services
Offers best practices for ensuring compliance with the law
Includes tips and strategies for implementing and expanding reserve services in a cost-effective manner
Provides practical solutions for managing and marketing reserve services