Finally: a plain-language guide to best practices for the complex world of copyright management in academic libraries.
Copyright issues continue to perplex librarians and educators. The difficulties and confusion in applying the U.S. Copyright Act became especially apparent when Covid hit and many universities turned to remote learning as their primary method of instruction. Librarians and educators struggled with applying the law for both remote learners and students who were on site. This book provides advice on how to analyze and apply the copyright law to specific areas encountered by librarians and instructors.
Written by Donna L. Ferullo, the Director of the University Copyright Office at Purdue University who holds both law and library science degrees and Dwayne K. Buttler, the Evelyn J. Schneider Endowed Chair for Scholarly Communication at the University of Louisville, who also holds a law degree. Both Ferullo and Buttler have many years of experience advising their universities on copyright law.
Donna L. Ferullo is a professor and director of the University Copyright Office at Purdue University. She advises the University on copyright compliance issues and is responsible for educating the University community on their rights and responsibilities under the copyright law. Ms. Ferullo holds a doctor of jurisprudence degree from Suffolk University Law School; a masters of library science degree from the University of Maryland; and a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Boston College. Ms. Ferullo is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, Indiana Bar and the United States Supreme Court Bar. She has also published articles, a book entitled “Managing Copyright in Higher Education” and given many presentations on copyright and its impact on higher education and libraries.
Dwayne K. Buttler has served as the first Evelyn J. Schneider Endowed Chair for Scholarly Communication at the University of Louisville since 2002 and is a professor in University Libraries. Most of his teaching, work, and writing concentrates on copyright, licensing, digital technology, open access, 1st Amendment and related legal and policy concerns arising in teaching, learning, and scholarly communication. He earned BA in telecommunications from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and a doctor of jurisprudence (J.D.) degree from the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, returning to law school after working for over a decade as a video/filmmaker in documentary, advertising, and other media productions. The creative arts implicated myriad legal questions and foreshadowed the then nascent rise of now ubiquitous digital technologies. Dwayne also worked at the Copyright Management Center at IUPUI, which was one of the first library centered copyright and related policy efforts in the U.S. throughout the mid to late 1990’s, and has taught mass communication law at the University of Louisville since joining the library faculty in 2002. Dwayne has led many, many workshops, invited presentations, and discussions over the last two decades focusing on copyright, scholarly communication, and information policy for audiences of administrators, faculty, librarians, and scholars within the library and higher education communities nationally and internationally. He has also frequently participated in various studies and roundtables held by the U.S. Copyright Office since the late 1990s addressing issues of crucial importance to libraries and the future of copyright law.
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Ferullo and Buttler have successfully convened highly experienced leaders and skilled experts in the copyright field to craft a book that fills a growing need. The chapters combine legal deftness with practical applications, revealing the complexity of the law while guiding librarians, archivists, researchers, and teachers through copyright challenges. This book is an essential reference for all members of the scholarly community who face copyright issues in their work, and it does so with style, grace, and a touch of humor.
Ferullo and Buttler have compiled an extremely useful--and usable--guide for librarians and educators attempting to navigate the intricacies of copyright law in the course of their daily activities. Short chapters written by subject-matter experts in plain English provide library and teaching professionals with the essential information they need to make judgments about the use of copyrighted works without overwhelming them. The book imparts practical suggestions on how to contend with a remarkably wide range of thorny questions.
Here's the trusty guide to today's hot topics in copyright we have been waiting for, provided by some of the most well-informed and public-spirited legal experts. The authors in this book never forget librarians' mission, as they help us negotiate the legal thickets.
Copyright law impacts libraries and their patrons every day, but the law’s complexity makes it difficult to understand. Copyright: Best Practices for Academic Libraries breaks down this complexity by bringing together experts to explain issues in clear, concise terms, and to provide specific tips on how to use copyright law to further the mission of libraries, advancing the progress of knowledge.
6/1/23, ChoiceReviews: This title was included in a roundup of forthcoming titles in Library & Information Sciences.Link: https://www.choice360.org/choice-pick/forthcoming-titles-in-library-information-sciences-2023/