Several "official" and formal guidelines that attempt to define the scope of fair use for specific applications—notably for education, research, and library services—have emerged in the years since passage of the Copyright Act of 1976. Although some interested parties and some governmental agencies have welcomed these guidelines, none of them ever has had the force of law. This article analyzes the origins of guidelines, the various governmental documents and court rulings that reference the guidelines, and the substantive content of the guidelines themselves to demonstrate that in fact the guidelines bear little relationship, if any, to the law of fair use.
Library Assessment Blog
Notes by Karen Neurohr (Oklahoma State) and Martha Kyrillidou (ARL) A gathering of 80+ colleagues interested in library assessment met as usual during Friday before ALA to hear interesting developments in library assessment. This forum takes place twice a year in conjunction with ALA annual and midwinter meetings from 1:30 to 3:00pm on Fridays and […]
There is an increasing number of library assessment community gatherings so it’s worth doing a brief update on what’s happening. Historically, what is known as the biennial Northumbria conference with roots in the UK dates back more than a decade ago. Similarly, the biennial Evidence Based Library and Information Science gathering with its roots in […]
This post is only part of a conversation I have been having with statistician and librarian and gentleman of many hats, Ray Lyon. We are discussing Total Survey Error. Non-response bias is only one of the pitfalls in poor survey methodology and the biased data some surveys reveal. I expect more will come on this […]