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Copyright Policies and Workflows in Libraries: A Concise Handbook

Rowman & Littlefield Aug. 2020. 166p. ISBN 9781538133217. $75; pap. ISBN 9781538133224. $35. PRO MEDIA
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Mower (scholarly communication and copyright, Univ. of Utah Marriott Lib.) has written an outstanding guide to copyright issues. One of the book’s strengths is its substantial range and depth of information on copyright. Mower breaks down the basic principles of copyright that are relevant to libraries, explains what is and isn’t protected by copyright, and offers advice for developing a copyright policy (start with an existing policy, think about where the library fits in a broader context, and find others with whom to collaborate). Mower explains often-complicated copyright barriers in digestible, easy-to-understand language, making the book ideal for readers unfamiliar with the subject. She also offers guidance on the challenge of translating copyright policies into workflow design.
VERDICT Featuring samples of procedures and policies, this volume provides a wealth of information for all librarians dealing with copyright.
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