[Videolib] Archival copy of DVD

Ellen Reynolds (ereynolds@pls-net.org)
Fri, 19 Sep 2003 13:36:27 -0400

A trustee asked if a public library could make copies of DVDs to circulate.
The original copy would not circulate, but be kept as an archival copy if
slapdash use causes damage to the circulating copy. This question was
prompted by concern about the short life expectancy of DVDs circulating to
the masses. Does anyone do this? Is it a copyright violation? My initial
response was it is a copyright violation, but I know back in the LP days,
libraries made tape copies to circulate. Thanks for any advice.

Ellen J. Reynolds ereynolds@pls-net.org
Collection Management Librarian
Pioneer Library System www.pls-net.org
4595 Rt. 21 N. 585-394-8260 (V)
Canandaigua, NY 14424 585-394-1935 (FAX)

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