5.0565 Copyright (3/75)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Mon, 6 Jan 1992 19:25:09 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0565. Monday, 6 Jan 1992.

(1) Date: Thu, 19 Dec 91 17:57:34 MST (29 lines)
From: Dan Lester <ALILESTE@idbsu.idbsu.edu>
Subject: Re: 5.0545 Copyright / Unpublishing (1/15)

(2) Date: Thu, 2 Jan 1992 10:59 EST (19 lines)
From: "Malcolm Hayward, English, IUP" <MHAYWARD@IUP.BITNET>
Subject: Re: 5.0545 Copyright / Unpublishing (1/15)

(3) Date: Fri, 3 Jan 92 14:37:27 EST (27 lines)
From: david j reimer f <dreimer4@mach1.wlu.ca>
Subject: "Production" vs. "Publication"

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Date: Thu, 19 Dec 91 17:57:34 MST
From: Dan Lester <ALILESTE@idbsu.idbsu.edu>
Subject: Re: 5.0545 Copyright / Unpublishing (1/15)

On Thu, 19 Dec 1991 17:27:57 EST you said:
>One of our ARL deans suggested an alternative for faculty in this situation:
>put the chapter or article on reserve in the library, and leave the issue of
>copying (or not) to the students in the course. Use the services your
>library offers, wherever possible, if possible. If they don't seem serviceable
>enough, see if policies are changeable or negotiable.
As a librarian, I believe that MANY faculty are doing exactly that type of
thing. Our reserve usage has tripled this past semester, both in the
number of items placed on reserve, and in number of circulations. The
reserve people are frazzled, but happy. We know that MANY of the
students copy the material, probably illegally, but the library is
legally protected by the copyright statements on the documents and the
signs over the copiers. It is indeed nice to be able to say "not my
problem" about it.


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Date: Thu, 2 Jan 1992 10:59 EST
From: "Malcolm Hayward, English, IUP, Indiana PA 15705" <MHAYWARD@IUP.BITNET>
Subject: Re: 5.0545 Copyright / Unpublishing (1/15)

Here's an addendum to the Copyright/Unpublishing problem: reserve
policies at libraries. Our library has several policies which seem
what shall we say overly moralistic? For example: only one journal
article (xeroxed) from any one issue of a journal may be put on reserve,
even when our library owns that particular issue of the journal. Same
with books: only one chapter from a book, whether the book comes through
ILL or off our own shelves. The first is a particularly troublesome
problem when you might want to use several articles from a special
number of a journal devoted, let's say, to the topic you're teaching
that week (and the classes are large and the students all want the
article RIGHT NOW). Are such policies general? Are there libraries with
policies that work pretty well and yet remain in compliance with
copyright law?
Malcolm Hayward
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Date: Fri, 3 Jan 92 14:37:27 EST
From: david j reimer f <dreimer4@mach1.wlu.ca>
Subject: "Production" vs. "Publication"

I wonder if others would be willing to think aloud about this
question: what distinguishes *production* of texts/documents vs.
*publication* of same?

This may appear harmless and facile. Perhaps it is! What lies behind
the question are the stimulating and (intentionally) provocative
postings of Robin Cover in past months on e-publishing vs. traditional
publishing, as well as more local prods. The question is relevant to
those of us who study ancient texts too: what marked the *publication*
of a text in ancient times as apart from its *production*?

In the electronic context, my concern is that the push for scholars to
circumvent traditional publication leads directly to a line of
*production*. What of significance, if anything, does the traditional
publication route bring to a scholarly work? Or is this simply and
cynically a way of pleasing adminstrators?

Does this question flog a dead horse? or does anyone care to
speak to my concern?
David J. Reimer, Religion & Culture          Phone: (519) 884-1970 x2680
Wilfrid Laurier University                           Fax: (519) 886-9351
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3C5        Internet: dreimer4@mach1.wlu.ca