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ILL Copyright Issues

Interlibrary Loan Copyright Issues

The following list provides links to resources addressing Interlibrary Loan copyright issues:

  • ALA Copyright Tools: A number of tools that were developed by the ALA. Some of these tools include the Public Domain slider, the Section 108 Spinner, the Fair Use Evaluator, and the Exceptions for Instructors eTool. These tools are all available online via ALA.
  • CONTU Guidelines: The official word as it exists in its legal format. The National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU) states that: "During one calendar year, no more than five copies may be received from any one work whose publication date is within five years of the date of the patron's request."
  • Copyright Advisory Network: A service provided by the American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy.
  • Copyright Clearance Center: A commercial site, Copyright Clearance Center will, for a fee, file batch permission statements for you. Fees are negotiable depending on volume.
  • Copyright Crash Course: From the University of Texas at Austin, this easy-to-understand “class” covers fair use, multimedia, the digital library, copyright management, and licensing resources.
  • Creative Commons: An organization that provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses to make a simple and standardized way to give the public permission to share and use creative work.
  • Interlibray Loan: Copyright Guidelines and Best Practices: A white paper by the Copyright Clearance Center reviewing best practices for interlibrary loan.
  • LOCIS – Library of Congress: The Library of Congress provides LOCIS to enable interested parties to search copyright records. There are three different databases to choose from and two methods to connect.
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