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Developing new copyright services in academic libraries
Karlstad University, University Library.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6501-0053
2016 (English)In: Insights, ISSN 2048-7754, Vol. 29, no 1, 78-83 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This article discusses the role of academic librarians in handling copyright-related issues, including their required skills and knowledge about copyright. IP (intellectual property) issues have become more important in publishing and in accessing and reusing scientific research, and new technology and delivery mechanisms have increased copyright issues. Due to the complications and general confusion about copyright, there is a growing need for official support. Academic librarians often have only an informal mandate to work in this area and therefore lack confidence, sufficient knowledge and training. They seldom have the authority to work with copyright education in a formalized way. Legitimacy can be achieved by collaborating with other university units with an interest in copyright. Co-operation with other libraries and library organizations is also an important way to share experiences and increase knowledge about copyright. Libraries can contribute to improved IP services once they have established that copyright is a library matter, found tools for copyright education and embedded these activities into library routines. 

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Burford, 2016. Vol. 29, no 1, 78-83 p.
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copyright, academic libraries, copyright guidance, professional development, copyright education, information literacy
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Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38938DOI: diva2:888194
Available from: 2016-03-07 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2016-03-07Bibliographically approved

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