[Irtalk] Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

Shamprasad Pujar pujar at igidr.ac.in
Sat Feb 11 09:51:11 SAST 2012

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Dear Members,

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released *'Code of Best
Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries*', a clear and
easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use
developed by and for librarians who support academic inquiry and higher

It addresses the following common questions related to fair use in higher

1. When and how much copyrighted material can be digitized for student use?
And should video be treated the same way as print?
2. How can libraries’ special collections be made available online?
3. Can libraries archive websites for the use of future students and

The copy of the code is available for download at:

best Regards,

Dr Shamprasad M. Pujar
Deputy Librarian
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
Gen Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (East)
MUMBAI-400 065, India

Phone: ++91-22-2841 6547
E-mail: pujar at igidr.ac.in
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