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Copyright for Librarians


Copyright for Librarians

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Copyright for Librarians is a joint project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and EIFL, a consortium of libraries from 50 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. The goal of the project is to provide librarians in developing and transitional countries information concerning copyright law. More specifically, it aspires to inform librarians concerning: 1) copyright law in general, 2) the aspects of copyright law that most affect libraries, 3) how librarians in the future could most... More
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Material Type: Online Course
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: June 16, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 02, 2016
Submitter: EIFL IP
Keywords: Rights, Enforcement, Creative, Public Domain, Framework, Approaches, Knowledge, Limitations, Exceptions, Traditional, Alternatives, Copyright, Managing, Activism, Law, International, Scope


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Avatar for Kristen Rebmann
4 years ago

Kristen Rebmann (Faculty)

This wiki-formatted training module on copyright provides a great introduction to these issues for librarians and LIS faculty.   The strength of this resource lies in its case study-driven communication of issues.  Although the amount of text in the module is significant, and would benefit from content in other modalities, the flexibility of print allows for easy translation to course readings or self-guided study.

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