[Videolib] Preservation/Security copies (again)

Brewer, Michael (brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu)
Mon, 24 Jan 2005 15:24:57 -0700

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All,


I heard from very few people about the preservation/security copy issue,
which makes me wonder...


I am wondering if any of you have actually used this exemption at any point
(the exemption which allows libraries to get a copy of a damaged or lost
item from another institution), or if any of you have made a copy of a video
for another library that was using this exemption. If so, I would love to
hear about it.


It is hard for me to believe that no library out there has ever lost or
damaged an out of print video. On the other hand, I also don't want to
believe that no media librarian out there has ever had the 1) knowledge, and
2) perseverance to actually use this exemption in order to get a copy of a
video from another institution.


If this, indeed, is the case, that this exemption is not being used to
provide our customers with items that we legally purchased, and which we
have every right to duplicate (or request a duplicate from another
institution), it is really too bad.


I think that as a group we might want to figure out some sort of process
(and agreement) for providing one another copies of videos, when all the
terms required of this exemption are met (1. legal copy was once owned by
the requesting institution; 2. it is now lost, stolen, or damaged; 3. the
video is not available for purchase "at a reasonable price").


I don't yet belong to VRT (I am fairly new to the Media Arts portion of my
job), but perhaps that is the group through which to work on this. Anyone
else have any ideas, comments, etc?


mb


Michael Brewer

Slavic Studies, German Studies & Media Arts Librarian

University of Arizona Library A210

1510 E. University

P.O. Box 210055

Tucson, AZ 85721

Voice: 520.307.2771

Fax: 520.621.9733

brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu <mailto:brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu>


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All,

 

I heard from very few people about the preservation/security copy issue, which makes me wonder...  

 

I am wondering if any of you have actually used this exemption at any point (the exemption which allows libraries to get a copy of a damaged or lost item from another institution), or if any of you have made a copy of a video for another library that was using this exemption.  If so, I would love to hear about it.

 

It is hard for me to believe that no library out there has ever lost or damaged an out of print video.  On the other hand, I also don't want to believe that no media librarian out there has ever had the 1) knowledge, and 2) perseverance to actually use this exemption in order to get a copy of a video from another institution.

 

If this, indeed, is the case, that this exemption is not being used to provide our customers with items that we legally purchased, and which we have every right to duplicate (or request a duplicate from another institution), it is really too bad. 

 

I think that as a group we might want to figure out some sort of process (and agreement) for providing one another copies of videos, when all the terms required of this exemption are met (1. legal copy was once owned by the requesting institution; 2. it is now lost, stolen, or damaged; 3. the video is not available for purchase "at a reasonable price").

 

I don't yet belong to VRT (I am fairly new to the Media Arts portion of my job), but perhaps that is the group through which to work on this.  Anyone else have any ideas, comments, etc?

 

mb

 

Michael Brewer

Slavic Studies, German Studies & Media Arts Librarian

University of Arizona Library A210

1510 E. University

P.O. Box 210055

Tucson, AZ 85721

Voice: 520.307.2771

Fax: 520.621.9733

brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu

 

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