Tag Archive for '#EveryLibrarianAnAdvocate'

European Copyright Directive EU-DSM – COVID19 and implementation

EU-DSM directive: March 2020 update In June 2019, the new European Copyright Directive entered into force. Countries have until June 2021 to implement it in their national laws.   Process Each country has its own process and timetable to prepare for the implementation of this reform. Some countries like Germany […]

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What does liability mean? What is an exception? Welcome to the Copyright Glossary

One of the important issues in the library world is copyright and the legal issues that arise from it. A good understanding of these issues is essential to be in a favourable negotiating position and will help shed light on emerging difficulties in current practices. Below you will find some […]

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The HathiTrust Digital Library: A Fair Use Story

Sara R. Benson, Copyright Librarian, University of Illinois. If you are unfamiliar with the work of the HathiTrust Digital Library, fair use week is a great time to familiarize yourself with it.  The HathiTrust Digital Library “is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items.”[1]  […]

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Report on status of Copyright Amendment Bill by Denise Nicholson

Over the past few years, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has been engaged in the reform of copyright laws in South Africa. Indeed, IFLA has submitted on many occasions comments and proposals on draft amendments. This reform contains ambitious provisions which could have an extremely positive […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #50: Celebrate Success

Advocacy is not always easy. Through this series, we have shared 50 ideas of what you can do in 10 minutes to become a more effective advocate. Together, that’s over eight hours of activity. Of course in reality you may spend longer in order to think, plan, and do things, […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #49: Say Thank You

Advocacy is about building support. It relies on convincing other people of the need to speak, and to act, for libraries. They, in turn, are the ones who can make a difference for you in your work. Successful advocacy may rely on a whole network – from those in power […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #48: Think of a Slogan

Advocacy is about getting noticed and staying noticed. You need something that will stay in the head of the person you’re talking to. We’ve already talked about surprising facts (Exercise #46) or statistics (Exercise #4), but you also need your message to stick. Advertisers and politicians have long known this […]

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