RSC22 Web Series | The persistence of CONTU: The results of two surveys
In this session, Cindy Kristof will present the results of a fall 2020 survey of ARL libraries’ ILL departments regarding their use of, or departure from, CONTU Guidelines or “Rule of Five” to comply with Section 108 of the Copyright Law.
In recent years, many libraries have begun to reconsider their reliance on the 1978 Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU) guidelines as a way to track compliance with copyright law. This trend can be seen in recent white papers, conference presentations, and discussions on various lists used by resource sharing professionals.
In this session, Cindy Kristof will present the results of a fall 2020 survey of ARL libraries’ ILL departments regarding their use of, or departure from, CONTU Guidelines or “Rule of Five” to comply with Section 108 of the Copyright Law. Survey respondents provided insight and rationale behind their choices as well as brief descriptions of their alternatives to CONTU.
Meg Atwater-Singer will present the results of an April 2021 survey conducted by the Resource Sharing Committee of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI RSC) to determine what was the state of CONTU as a method of copyright adherence in Indiana, as compared to other guidelines or internally developed practices.
Thinking about moving away from CONTU? This session will offer some direction.
Head, Copyright & Scholarly Communication
Kent State University
Access Services Librarian
University of Evansville
25 May 2022
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
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