Libraries and Copyright

Course information

Introduction of course
Eligible learners: The library staff of an eligible library
This course study material has been in use since 2012.
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Details
The purpose of this course is to acquire basic knowledge of the copyright system, which is necessary to carry out the duties of librarians.
We will also learn about the appropriate application of copyright law for individual library services such as browsing, copying, and lending.
 
Chapter 1: “Introduction”
Contents: The course explains the key points of the study materials used in the course, the learning contents, and the goal of learning.
Course duration: 10 minutes

Chapter 2: “Decision- making for using copyrighted works”
Contents: The course explains the basics of the copyright law according to “The decision-making chart for using copyrighted works.”
Course duration: 100 minutes

Chapter 3: “Procedures and guidelines for using copyrighted works”
Contents: The course explains the process of obtaining permission from the copyright holder, and the standard guidelines regarding the copyright law.
Course duration: 35 minutes

Chapter 4: “Library services and copyright”
Contents: The course explains the relationship between the copyright law and the individual library services, such as browsing, copying, and lending.
Course duration: 90 minutes

Chapter 5: “Summary”
Contents: We confirm how much you learned using this study material.
Duration: 5 minutes

Final exam: Exam of 20 questions based on Chapters 1-5.

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