January 24, 2022

New EIFL Guide: Developing a Library Copyright Policy

Recently released. Summary via IFLA.

EIFL, Electronic information for Libraries, released a new guide “Developing a Library Copyright Policy”. This guide is intended to highlight issues when a library is considering the creation of a copyright policy, whether on its own initiative or as part of a wider institutional policy on intellectual property. It considers how to go about drafting a policy and the elements that a library copyright policy might contain.

  • What is a library copyright policy?
  • Why do libraries have one?
  • Do I need a copyright policy?
  • Creating one
  • What do other library copyright policies look like?
  • Examples of FAQs
  • How to go about drafting a library copyright policy
  • Education and promotion

Direct to Guide: Developing a Library Copyright Policy

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.