This publication is intended to be a short guide to copyright from the point of view of library and information professionals, and as such I felt that it would be helpful to find out from several library managers how they deal with copyright matters. The library managers of three libraries in commercial organisations were interviewed to find out the kind of practical questions that they have to tackle in their day to day work. The case studies are followed by a series of questions and answers, using questions which information practitioners have asked.
This firm of consulting engineers has a copyright licence with the Newspaper Licensing Agency. The Library and Information Services Manager made a point of saying that they had found the NLA to be fair, reasonable, and easy to deal with; a view which contrasted strongly with their impression of the CLA. They were, however, unaware of the NLA's electronic extension to the main licence; or to the fact that it was now possible to pay a licence fee to the NLA to cover a number of US newspapers. For electronic access to newspapers, the library uses Reuters Business Briefing whose subscription costs already take account of copyright