The Copyright group aims to clarify and standardise the language and procedures in NSLA libraries concerning copyright of library materials.
The project also works with interested organisations, peak bodies and others to support and promote reform of copyright law to ensure access to information for the community and that legislation keeps pace with changing technologies.
- Contributed submissions to the Australian Law Reform Commission's Inquiry into Copyright and the Digital Economy, 2012 and 2013.
- Position statement on public domain works and agreed means of identifying these works in catalogue entries.
- Continued work to develop guidelines for deeds of gift, Creative Commons and copyright exceptions.
- NSLA position statements on copyright issues and wireless access.
- Implementation schedule developed to take up actions remaining from the former Do it Now! project.
- Common copyright information made available to library users in plain English.
Working group members
- Janice van de Velde, State Library of Victoria (project manager)
- Sue Lewis, State Library of South Australia (project manager)
- Beth Robertson, State Library of South Australia (acting project manager)
- Kate Boesen, National Library of Australia
- Margy Burn, National Library of Australia
- Winston Roberts, National Library of New Zealand
- Antoinette Buchanan, Libraries ACT
- Julie Ham, State Library of Western Australia
- Ian Morrison, State Library of Tasmania
- Richard Neville, State Library of New South Wales
- Kerry Blinco, Northern Territory Library
- Margaret Warren, State Library of Queensland
Submitted 30 November 2012.
Response to the Australian Law Reform Commission's draft terms of reference for its inquiry into copyright and the digital economy.