RE: Nova

Kristine Brancolini, 812/855-3710 (BRANCOLI@cluster.ucs.indiana.edu)
Thu, 28 Sep 95 11:13:15 EWT

I just checked the new copyright book from ALA. Here's what it says:
In a question and answer section (p. 48) on off-air taping, the question
is "Can an off-air recording be added to the library collection?" The
answer given is "No, unless it is a copy of a news program." Well, I think
that answer is a little misleading. We have added many off-air tapes to
our collection, but never without the explicit permission of the copyright
owner.

BTW, in case you don't have it, this is a good book:

Bruwelheide, Janis. _The Copyright Primer for Librarians and Educators_.
Second edition. Chicago: ALA, 1995.

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries
brancoli@indiana.edu