Academic journal article Partnership : the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

Managing Copyright in Higher Education: A Guidebook

Academic journal article Partnership : the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

Managing Copyright in Higher Education: A Guidebook

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Ferullo, Donna, L. Managing Copyright in Higher Education: A Guidebook. London, UK: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. 206 pp. 45.00 USD. ISBN-13: 978-0-8108-9148-7 (hardback).

Donna Ferullo's book focuses on the day-to-day administration of copyright issues in a post-secondary environment. Readers will find it a useful guide to a complex topic.

The book is organized into 10 chapters. The first 2 chapters provide a concise overview of U.S. intellectual property and copyright law. Chapter 3 gives a brief introduction to U.S. university culture and explores the ways in which organizational culture can shape institutional approaches to risk management, and copyright and intellectual property policies. Chapter 4, "Establishing a Copyright Office," discusses the daily operations of a typical copyright office and Chapter 5, "Role of the Copyright Officer," examines the duties of a university copyright officer. Chapters 6 through 9 are the most substantive chapters of the book. Each chapter discusses the most common copyright issues that impact librarians, faculty, administrators, staff,and students. Chapter 6, "Copyright Services for Librarians," also provides an overview of U.S. copyright exceptions and highlights recent U.S. copyright case law. Chapter 10 "Next Steps and Future Considerations," contains a framework for conducting a copyright analysis and offers some concluding remarks about the future of copyright. …

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