Copyright and Licensing in Libraries

Copyright and Licensing in Libraries

By:
Rob Tiessen
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From loaning books to interlibrary loan, the Copyright Act affects how libraries do their work. With the move from print to digital, increasingly libraries lease rather than own subscriptions to journals, ebooks, and databases. The terms of the licence (contract) signed determines how a library can use a product. This presentation will be an overview of copyright and licencing basics.
Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the definition of a library under the Copyright Act
  • Analyze some of the differences between fair dealing and fair use
  • Understand why jurisdiction is important in a licence
Conference Year: 
2019
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