The UK’s copyright legislation has been referred to as the longest, most confusing and hardest to navigate in the world. Practical Copyright for Library and Information Professionals brings clarity to what would otherwise be a complex topic. Author Paul Pedley provides sensible and realistic guidance for all library and information practitioners. Fully up-to-date with the changes to copyright law in 2014/5, the book covers the following key topics:
- the copyright exceptions or permitted acts most relevant to library and information professionals
- lending of print and electronic copyright materials
- the range of licensing solutions available to ensure that the use of copyright works is done in compliance with the law
- the options available for making copies of orphan works (such as where this is done as part of digitization projects)
- an exploration of how information professionals working in the corporate sector can copy material legitimately, and highlights where this differs from practitioners working in not for profit publicly accessible libraries.
Practical Copyright for Library and Information Professionals is an indispensable guide for library and information professionals; it will be useful for academics and researchers, and it will also be essential reading for anyone wishing to use copyright material legitimately.