The Copyright Committee and the Private Law Library Special Interest Group met February 13 to discuss the issues private law firms have when dealing with copyright.
A number of academic librarians also joined the discussion, which provided a wonderful overview of how having a copyright or access librarian can often save the day!
The main concerns from the law firms were how to deal with requests for copies of more than 10% of a text, and how to deal with scanning conference proceedings for access in-firm when managing space constraints.
With more questions than answers at the end of the session, it was determined that additional meetings of the two groups would be helpful.
We asked for, and received, a volunteer from each group to work on creating follow up sessions.
Please see the respective Basecamp sites for the Copyright Committee or the PLL-SIG for the full report from this meeting, and future meetings will be announced on the CALL-L listserv.
People interested in joining a Basecamp site should contact the CALL National Office.Marnie Bailey, Manager, Knowledge Services, Fasken