COPYING OF TEXTBOOKS
- September 15, 2010 @ 1:00pmtaylorclifforj says:I'm at a community college library that has placed textbooks on "Course Reserves," for students to use for 2 hrs. at a time. Students can ask for a copy key from reference to copy sections of the texts. The copy machine is visible from the the reference desk. I was told the other morning that a student copied an entire book. Even if the students copy one chapter/part of a chapter a week during the course of the semester students are copying the entire text. What should we do. Because the copier is within sight of the reference desk even if we place a notice on the machine concerning the copyright law we will know when students are copying large number of pages. Short of having someone at the copier counting pages what are our options? Thanks
- September 15, 2010 @ 2:05pmJanetCroft says:Frankly, I'd say just don't watch! It's a bit flippant, but the truth is the student making the copy is the only one responsible for their behavior. But it does sound like they are not paying for copies. If their behavior concerns you, you might want to consider making them pay for copies. Machines usually have a counter, so you might be able to work out some way of recording the number before and after they use the key.
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