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November 14, 2011 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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IFLA Launches New Webpages on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions

IFLA has created a new set of webpages dedicated to one of the most important policy issues that IFLA is currently dealing with—the issue of copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries. Copyright exceptions enable libraries to preserve and make available works. In many countries they have been established in the print era and not been updated to meet the needs of the digital age. An updated system is needed to enable libraries to provide users with both historical and new services in pace with ongoing technological changes.

IFLA is working with Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to gain support for a binding international instrument on copyright limitations and exceptions to enable libraries to preserve their collections, support education and research, and lend materials. To demonstrate what is needed, IFLA has produced a Treaty proposal (called TLIB) to guide WIPO’s Member States in updating limitations and exceptions for libraries worldwide.

Find out more about limitations and exceptions for libraries at http://www.ifla.org/en/copyright-tlib and learn what you can do to get involved supporting an international binding instrument that meets the needs of libraries in the 21st century.

IFLA is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1927 at an international conference, it celebrated its 75th birthday at its conference in Glasgow, Scotland in 2002. It now has 1,600 members in approximately 150 countries around the world.

Source: IFLA



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