How can librarians help clients with copyright?
- June 10, 2005 @ 3:01amLibrarystudent18 says:How do librarians help clients with copyright? What questions can they help with? What do they do in everyday work, (eg. collecting, classifying, circulating) that helps clients fill information needs?
- June 17, 2005 @ 11:28amAFry says:I cannot adequately answer your questions without writing several pages. I'm not going to do that. Here are some brief responses that partially answer your questions. I hope you find them useful.
How do librarians help clients with copyright?We answer questions on this board. Take a look at some of the other threads. Some were started by people who could be considered clients while others were started by librarians seeking advice so that they can help their clients either in general or specific situations.
What questions can they help with?Unless we are qualified to practice law and are being paid to do so, we should not provide legal advice. Other than that, we can probably answer any question provided that the individual answering has the ability to do so.
What do they do in everyday work, (eg. collecting, classifying, circulating) that helps clients fill information needs?General information needs or specific copyright needs? In general, everything we do, including everything you mention, should help directly or indirectly help clients fill their information needs. On copyright? It depends on the individual. I consider myself an expert on copyright, particularly fair use. If someone asks me a question, I give the best answer I can.
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