Best practices for fair use in libraries


8 Responses to “Best practices for fair use in libraries”

  1. B E Pratt says:

    Librarian joke here and unfortunately I do believe this actually happened:
    Student goes to the Info desk and sez, “I’m looking for this book the Prof said we should read. It’s called ‘Oranges and Peaches’”.
    Info desk: “Do you know the author?”
    Student: “Uh, yeah, lessee….someone called Darwin?”

    {sound it out} :-/

  2. davidasposted says:

    Thank you for posting the link to these ‘best practices’ guidelines. They are extremely useful!

  3. dav von TRI says:

    Short answer.  all you base belong to us.  seriously post it, use some random proxy thing if you are worried.

  4. penguinchris says:

    It’s good that this is out there, but I will say that in my experience in academia librarians (and professors and everyone else) do have a sense of what’s legally fair use, but that in practice it’s essentially “anything goes” if it’s even vaguely related to research or coursework.

  5. ffabian says:

    “Aufderheide” – made me smile.

  6. WaylonWillie says:

    Thanks for posting this. I like that I found this through BB rather than through my library or my college dean.

  7. Dicrel Seijin says:

    Thanks for posting this. I teach classes online and the more online resources I can provide my students the better.

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