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Following the ‘hyperlinks do not infringe copyright‘ case at the CJEU, and bearing in mind the US ruling on Google books last year, the CJEU has now been asked to contemplate the library’s use of scanned material. This one could be interesting to libraries and archives that are, or are planning to, scan material in the collection.
See more at the site:
“[infosoc directive says]
“So far as there are no contractual provisions to the contrary, it shall be permissible to make published works available from the stocks of publicly accessible libraries, museums or archives, which neither directly nor indirectly serve economic or commercial purposes, exclusively on the premises of the relevant institution at terminals dedicated to the purpose of research and for private study. In principle, reproduction of a work in excess of the number stocked by the institution shall not be made simultaneously available at such terminals. Equitable remuneration shall be paid in consideration of their being made available. The claim may only be asserted by a collecting society.”
[...] the court decided to stay the proceedings and refer the following very important questions to the CJEU:
1. Is use subject to purchase or licensing terms within the meaning of Article 5(3)(n) of Directive 2001/29/EC where the rightholder offers to conclude with the establishments referred to therein licensing agreements for the use of works on appropriate terms?
2. Does Article 5(3)(n) of Directive 2001/29/EC entitle the Member States to confer on the establishments the right to digitise the works contained in their collections, if that is necessary in order to make those works available on terminals?
3. May the rights which the Member States lay down pursuant to Article 5(3)(n) of Directive 2001/29/EC go so far as to enable users of the terminals to print out on paper or store on a USB stick the works made available there?
This case looks like one to follow closely. This is because of: (1) topicality of book scanning in general [yes: thinking of the Google Books saga, on which see here and here]; (2) national reform debates as regards exceptions and limitations [eg UK forthcoming revised exceptions for libraries and archives]; EU reform debate as regards – among other things – revision of the InfoSoc Directive; (4) international reform debates as to whether we should all embrace fair use [Australia thinks so: see here]; (5) finally: it’s a CJEU case! This means that we may expect some fairly interesting outcomes …”
Gregynog Colloquium 10th – 13th June 2014: Call for Papers
Theme: “Rethinking the Future: Satisfying staff and students in times of diminishing resources and rising expectations.”
Every year HEWIT and WHELF organise a residential colloquium at Gregynog Hall, the University of Wales’ conference centre. This is an annual opportunity for IT and Library staff and practitioners at all levels to collaborate and share best practice in enhancing user satisfaction.
This year’s Colloquium is being organised by Aberystwyth University and the theme is “Rethinking the Future: Satisfying staff and students in times of diminishing resources and rising expectations.”
We are seeking papers, presentations and workshops (both IT and Library based) in the following broad areas.
1. Promoting the digital literacy of staff and students
2. Supporting the use of analytics/business intelligence to inform decision-making and planning
3. Managing data storage and secure access to data and resources in an open environment, especially research data
Within these come topics such as exploiting the use of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in classrooms, Collaboration in areas such as procurement and providing Remote Support.
Submission deadline is 31st March 2014.
Contributions from new professionals will be especially welcomed.
We welcome all formats and approaches
Please email all suggestions for submissions to email@example.com
Cynhadledd Gregynog 10fed–13eg Mehefin 2014: Galw am Bapurau
Thema: “Ailfeddwl y Dyfodol: Bodloni staff a myfyrwyr ar adeg pan fo adnoddau’n lleihau a disgwyliadau’n cynyddu”.
Bob blwyddyn mae HEWIT a WHELF yn trefnu cynhadledd breswyl ym Mhlas Gregynog, canolfan gynadleddau Prifysgol Cymru. Mae hwn yn gyfle blynyddol i staff TG a Llyfrgell ac ymarferwyr ar bob lefel i gydweithio a rhannu ymarfer gorau i wella bodlonrwydd defnyddwyr.
Prifysgol Aberystwyth sy’n trefnu Cynhadledd eleni a’r thema yw: “Ailfeddwl y Dyfodol: Bodloni staff a myfyrwyr ar adeg pan fo adnoddau’n lleihau a disgwyliadau’n cynyddu”.
Rydym yn ceisio papurau, cyflwyniadau a gweithdai (sy’n ymwneud â TG a Llyfrgelloedd) ar y themâu canlynol:
1. Hyrwyddo llythrennedd digidol staff a myfyrwyr
2. Cefnogi’r defnydd o wybodaeth ddadansoddeg/busnes i drwytho penderfyniadau a chynllunio
3. Rheoli storio data a mynediad diogel i ddata ac adnoddau mewn awyrgylch agored, yn enwedig data ymchwil
Ynghlwm wrth y rhain ceir pynciau megis BYOD (Dewch â’ch Dyfais eich Hun) mewn ystafelloedd dosbarth, Cydweithio ym maes Pwrcasu a chynnig Cymorth o Bell.
Dyddiad cyflwyno: 31 Mawrth 2014.
Croesawn yn arbennig gyfraniadau gan ymarferwyr newydd.
Croesawn bob math o gyflwyniad a gogwydd.
Os gwelwch yn dda, e-bostiwch eich cynigion I firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of the National Library Day celebrations and in keeping with the Love my Library theme Swansea University library this year sought to once again gather feedback from students and staff across the university. More…
There was a roadshow around the colleges, post-it feedback, a hashtag, a prize draw and this year, with a drum roll, the library is launching the Library Essay Contest, giving students a chance to win a prize in return for writing an essay on their experience of using the library in their academic work. Entrants, who must be Swansea University students, can also enter a video or podcast. Read more…
From Alyson Tyler
Originally posted on Alyson's Welsh libraries blog:
Once again it’s coming up to the deadline for the annual Welsh libraries marketing awards. Now in their sixth year (I think), there are new categories for this year. Entries are welcome for the categories of public, FE, HE, and health libraries, plus, library marketer of the year (person), and joint library marketing project.
As long as your project took place between place between 1st April and 31st January 2014, you can enter! Full details are in the staff toolkit on the Welsh Libraries portal. (Or contact Jane and Beth in Wrexham.) You’ve got until 14th February 2014 to enter.
These awards recognise that libraries throughout Wales run innovative marketing activities, often with limited resources. They celebrate the great work that library staff do to bring their services to new audiences and to develop new activities for existing users. And they give you the chance to win national recognition for your work in promoting your library services. They are part of the marketing strategy for Welsh libraries as part of Libraries Inspire, the Welsh Government’s strategy for libraries 2012-16.
The first ever National Music Library Day took place on Saturday 8 February to coincide with National Libraries Day. To celebrate this special occasion, The Music Library at Aberdare Hall, which supports the School of Music at Cardiff University had a display of ‘Staff Picks & Pick of the Staff. This small exhibition contained recent publications by Cardiff School of Music Academic staff, as well as items from the Library’s collection selected by each Music Library staff member. ‘Staff Picks & Pick of the Staff’ will also launch a new programme, ‘Picked by You’ at the Music Library where all visitors are invited to submit their own nominations for favourite Music Library items, with a new customer nomination selected each month by the staff and displayed for one week.
National Music Library Day is a new initiative brought forth by the UK & Ireland branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives & Documentation Centres (IAML) in honour of their Diamond Jubilee. Cardiff University is a member of IAML at both the national and international levels.
Cardiff University also marked National Libraries Day by highlighting its initiative to open up the University’s collections to the local community. The University Library’s new Community Membership Scheme was launched in early 2014 to make it easier for members of the local community to borrow materials from the University Libraries and to gain access to a wide range of library resources. While members of the public have been able to visit the libraries to consult printed materials for many years, the new Scheme allows loans from the majority of the collections for an annual membership fee. The Cardiff Libraries in Cooperation (CLIC) membership enables users to borrow up to two items from the main collections, as well as access the Library Catalogue and printed journal collections.
Today marks the start of the procurement process for a single cloud hosted library management system for higher education institutions in Wales, together with the National Library of Wales and the NHS libraries in Wales.
A EU notice has been published and a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) is available for interested suppliers.
The selected library management system will be awarded to a supplier for 7 years, with the option to extend up to a further 5 years. It is anticipated that the library management system will be implemented in tranches across participating institutions over a 2 year period following award of contract.
The procurement process is being coordinated by the Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum and is being managed by Cardiff University.
Mae’r proses caffael ar gyfer archebu system rheoli newydd ar gyfer llyfrgelloedd addysg uwch yng Ngymru, y GIG yng Nghymru a Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru wedi cychwyn heddiw.
Mae hysbysiad yr UE wedi ei gyhoeddi ac mae holiadur cyn-gymhwyso (PQQ) ar gael i gyflenwyr sydd â diddordeb.
Bydd cytundeb 7 mlynedd ar gael ar gyfer y system, gyda’r opsiwn i ymestyn hyd at 5 mlynedd arall. Rhagwelir y bydd y system yn cael ei weithredu dros gyfnod o 2 flynedd ar ôl dyfarnu’r contract.
Mae’r broses gaffael yn cael ei gydlynu gan Fforwm Llyfrgelloedd Addysg Uwch Cymru ac yn cael ei reoli gan Brifysgol Caerdydd
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Library are launching a two-year research project which will explore the future of the academic books in the context of open access publishing and continuing digital change.
The project will look into implications of open access developments for researchers and readers, including potential for innovation within research process, as well as new opportunities for engagement and dissemination of research.
Researchers are invited to attend an information event at the British Library on 10 February 2014 to find out more about the project. The maximum grant available is £450,000.
The project will be chaired by Anne Jarvis, University Librarian of the University of Cambridge. It will be funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and directed by the AHRC and the British Library. Read more…