[A2k] "Copyright for Librarians - the essential handbook" launches

Teresa Hackett teresa.hackett at eifl.net
Fri Jan 25 06:47:33 PST 2013

*Apologies for cross-posting*


"Copyright for Librarians" (CFL) is an online open curriculum on
copyright law that was developed jointly with Harvard’s Berkman Center
for Internet and Society.

Re-designed as a brand new textbook, "Copyright for Librarians: the
essential handbook" can be used as a stand-alone resource or as a
companion to the online version which contains additional links and
references for students who wish to pursue any topic in greater depth.

Delve into copyright theory, understand the public domain or explore
enforcement. With a new index and a handy Glossary, the Handbook is
concise reading for librarians who want to hone their skills in 2013,
and for anyone learning about or teaching copyright law in the
information field.

“...What makes this volume so special – and so uniquely valuable – is
that it puts reliable guidance in the framework of a broader analysis
of copyright policy, focusing attention on the role that librarians
can play. As the book makes clear, library patrons benefit from
national laws that balance protection and access, and librarians can
help assure that their own national legislation fits this description.
This is a book that everyone concerned with the future of libraries
everywhere will want to consult again and again in the years to come.”
Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law, American University Law School

Read the reviews, purchase online or download for free.

Available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Polish,
Romanian/Moldovan, Russian and different formats.


Teresa Hackett
EIFL-IP Programme Manager
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