ARL Policy Notes
The #Librarianscode Comes to Life at UCLA, UC Berkeley, U. of Florida, Texas A&M, and Yale

Today we are very happy to debut a collection of videos with directors of ARL member libraries talking about how the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries has influenced the way they and their teams approach copyright. We are so excited to see the Code bearing fruit in library policy and practice!

Go here to see the new ARL webpage that collects interviews with:

  • David Carlson, Texas A&M University
  • Susan Gibbons, Yale University
  • Tom Leonard, University Librarian at UC Berkeley
  • Judith Russell, University of Florida, and
  • Gary Strong, University Librarian at UCLA.

These videos are also collected at the ARL YouTube channel, where you’ll also find archived videos of our ARL webcasts about the Code and other hot copyright topics.

We are extremely grateful to the directors who participated in this interview project, and to Bryan Bello and Angeli Gabriel (young filmmakers working with our partners at the Center for Social Media) for their outstanding work filming and editing these clips.

We will be rolling out several more blog posts over the coming week telling some of the success stories we have heard from all over the country. We hope these will provide some inspiration and encouragement to the libraries who may be watching these developments and wondering whether and when they should take steps of their own to exercise the full extent of their fair use rights. Watch this space!

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