Jul 2015 | 384pp
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As an archivist or records manager it is essential to keep up to date with the complexities of copyright legislation, and Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers will prove an invaluable tool in enabling you to do so.
What is copyright? Who owns it and for how long? What rights does it confer, and what are the limitations and exceptions? This comprehensive manual uniquely outlines copyright law in the UK with special reference to materials relevant to archive and records collections such as maps, legal records, records of local authorities, records of churches and faiths, most notably unpublished works. It also offers advice on rights in the electronic environment and the problems associated with rights clearance; and covers related areas such as moral rights and rights in databases.
The fifth edition of this respected work has been extensively revised and updated to include:
Readership: This book will be useful reading for all archivists and records managers; LIS professionals in libraries, museums and galleries; students, researchers and genealogists.
1. What is copyright?
2. Copyright protection
4. Publication, exhibition and performance
6. Copyright in the electronic environment
7. Special cases
8. Other intellectual property rights
"Now in an updated fifth edition modified to include the latest developments in United Kingdom copyright law, Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers is a "must-have" for archive and reference professionals based in the UK. The updated content includes major revisions in the sections about copyright exceptions; additional information about dealing with copyright including acknowledgment and liability; and consideration of copyright cases that have come before the courts. From literary and dramatic works to email and internet databases, Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers covers virtually every written material imaginable, and distills British copyright law into plain terms accessible to readers of all backgrounds."
- Midwest Book Review