Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Estonia

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Estonia

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In 2009 the Estonian branch of IAML had 15 members: 12 institutional and 3 individual. The board members: Kaie Viigipuu-Kreintaal (President, Tallinn Central Library), Aurika Gergeleziu (Vice President, Estonian National Library), Heidi Heinmaa (Secretary, Estonian National Library), Avo Kartul (Tartu University Library), Ene Roost (Parnu Central Library), Meery Salu (Tartu City Library), and Ilvi Rauna (Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Library).

The most burning question for Estonian branch in 2009 has been finding a solution for free home lending of videorecordings. When the Copyright Law was changed in 2008 so that libraries could freely lend out sound recordings, the lending of videos was not addresses. Estonian copyright law enables libraries to lend videorecordings only when a library makes an agreement with every producer and pays them a fee.

We carried out a short enquiry, Videorecordings in Estonian Public Libraries in 2009, to map out a collection's content, the users' interest, acquiring licences, and suggestions for solutions to the lending problem. …

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