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.
- 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 (2012-13)
- Position statements on reasonable search for orphan works, copyright issues and wireless access (2008-2011)
- Guidelines for deeds of gift, Creative Commons and copyright exceptions (2011)
- Common copyright information made available to library users in plain English
Working group members
- Janice van de Velde, State Library of Victoria (project manager)
- Beth Robertson, State Library of South Australia (project manager)
- Kerry Blinco, Northern Territory Library
- Kate Boesen, National Library of Australia
- Margy Burn, National Library of Australia
- Antoinette Buchanan, Libraries ACT
- Julie Ham, State Library of Western Australia
- Margaret Malpas, State Library of Tasmania
- Ian Morrison, State Library of Tasmania
- Richard Neville, State Library of New South Wales
- Winston Roberts, National Library of New Zealand
- Geoff Strempel, State Library of South Australia
- Margaret Warren, State Library of Queensland
Janice Van de Velde and Beth Robertson talked to us about the Copyright project's impact on NSLA libraries' practises and copyright in the digital age.
The Australian Law Reform Commission has opened a public discussion forum about fair use of copyrighted material.
Australia's new national cultural policy acknowledges the importance of digital collecting.
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.