Updating the libraries in premise

04 Sep

In all events, the library must first determine whether an unused replacement of the work may be obtained on the market at a fair price.

Like the law on unpublished works, this law permits digital formats for these reproductions, but again with the restriction that access to the digital copy must be limited to the premises of the library.

Libraries may make, send, and receive copies of copyrighted materials through interlibrary loan (ILL) services under Section 108.

For many activities under Section 108, libraries are allowed to make single or isolated copies, and are not to engage in "systematic reproduction or distribution" of materials.

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Sample notice: “Notice: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Therefore, librarians should affix an appropriate notice on any machine or equipment in the library that is available for use without staff supervision, and that is capable of making a copy of any work.

Notices may be affixed to computers, printers, scanners, detachable drives, tape decks, microfilm readers, cameras, and any other devices that are capable of making copies.

However, libraries are allowed to engage in ILL arrangements, so long as the arrangements "do not have, as their purpose or effect, that the library or archives receiving such copies or phono-records for distribution does so in such aggregate quantities as to substitute for a subscription to or purchase of such work." The concept underlying this language is that at some point the copying will signal to the library that demand for a work might justify the library’s purchasing its own copy of or subscription to a publication, rather than relying on ILL.

By posting a general notice about copyright on photocopiers and other machines, the library is protected from liability for infringements committed by users of the equipment, provided the use is "unsupervised" by the library staff.