Create a copyright office for library users

Many users do not have so clear the limits about what information can be reused, published or mentioned. Creating an office inside the library, conducted by librarians, can help students, teachers and researchers about how reuse information (textual, audiovisual…), what permissions each material have, what authorizations must be taken, how any piece of information must be cited… along another questions including intectual property protection.

Some examples of libraries that already offer this kind of service:

A very interesting text about copyright concerns by libraries and librarians:
Libraries as Creatures of Copyright:Why Librarians Care about Intellectual Property Law and Policy
by Carol C. Henderson, former Executive Director, Washington Office, American Library Association
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/copyright/copyrightarticle/librariescreatures

 

Create a copyright office for library users
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