[A2k] Highlights from two global copyright days

Teresa Hackett teresa.hackett at eifl.net
Fri May 6 03:07:02 PDT 2016


EIFL campaign to mark UNESCO World Book & Copyright Day and WIPO World
Intellectual Property Day 2016

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme manager, blogs about
activities on UNESCO World Book & Copyright Day and WIPO World Intellectual
Property Day 2016, and shares highlights from a social media campaign.

In the digital environment, librarians deal with questions of copyright
every day. But restrictive copyright laws can hinder the library’s efforts
to provide access to knowledge. Two global copyright days - UNESCO’s World
Book & Copyright Day that took place on 23 April, and WIPO’s World
Intellectual Property Day on 26 April - presented a great opportunity to
highlight the work that librarians in the EIFL network do to overcome
copyright restrictions and serve library users.

We marked the two days with a social media campaign, which also featured
EIFL’s wide range of multi-language resources on copyright, and showed how
librarians in EIFL partner countries are using the resources to advance
their work.

Read about the work of librarians in Armenia, Moldova, Poland, Sénégal,
Lesotho, Macedonia, Lithuania:
http://eifl.net/blogs/highlights-two-global-copyright-days

Best wishes
Teresa



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