Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and College Art Association Endorse ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use
In accordance with CAA’s practice to regularly update its Standards and Guidelines in the fields of art and art history, the Board of Directors adopted two documents at its meeting on February 26, 2012, that address fair use of visual resources in teaching, scholarship, and libraries.
Christine Sundt, editor of the journal Visual Resources and cochair of CAA’s Committee on Intellectual Property, presented the Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study (PDF), authored and published by the Visual Resources Association (VRA) in 2011, and the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, produced by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in 2012.
On March 15, 2012, the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) executive board endorsed two landmark documents on fair use. The Association of Research Libraries’ Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries (January 2012) was prepared in conjunction with the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law at American University, and supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The code considers existing laws to provide guidance on issues concerning the digitization of copyrighted material–including video–for student use, the extent to which special collections can be digitized and made available online, and the archiving of websites for future research.
ARLIS/NA also endorsed the VRA Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research and Study.
The complete ARLIS/NA statement is included on this web page.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.