Re: [Videolib] Question regarding donations

ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
Wed, 19 Nov 2008 08:12:31 -0800 (PST)

Unless it's an illegal copy, there are no copyright issues (The First Sale
doctrine of the copyright law sez you can do anything you damn want with a
legally acquired copyrighted work: resell it, rent it, give it away, etc)

Gary Handman

PS: we accept dozens of donations a year here...it's a nice way to
partner with faculty and a good and economical way of building
collections.

> Hi everyone,
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> About a month ago I received a request from a faculty member for a
> video, but due to our very small media budget this year and the
> educational/institutional cost of the video we told them we were unable
> to order it at this time and would consider it again near the end of the
> budget year. This faculty member has recently asked if she could donate
> her copy to the library, and being fairly new to my position I wasn't
> quite sure how donations worked with videos. When I spoke with my
> supervisor about it they said no we couldn't accept it due to their
> uncertainty with the copyright issues it could pose. My supervisors
> concern was that the video in question had an educational/institutional
> cost and felt our faculty members copy probably didn't have PPR. Being
> that this was the first time I've had a faculty member offer a donation,
> I was just wondering if there are actual do's and don'ts when it comes
> to accepting video donations, and if so what are they? I'm sure some
> policies may vary library to library, but if anyone could share what
> they do I would really appreciate it.
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> Sincerely,
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> David Woolard
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> Worldwide Media/Reference Librarian
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> Hunt Library
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> Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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> 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd
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> Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900
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> Work: 386-226-6101 / Fax: 386-226-7040
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> David.Woolard@erau.edu
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> VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of
> issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic
> control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in
> libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve
> as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of
> communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video
> producers and distributors.
>

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley

510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
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VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.