Sources for information about intellectual freedom and censorship, especially in libraries.
Supports intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights by promoting free access to libraries and library materials.
Online texts of censored books, plus links to websites about censorship.
Bibliographic database of censorship and freedom of expression. Search for censored publications or publications on censorship.
Maintained by the School of Education at University of Wisconsin-Madison
This site provides you with access to all the resources referenced in the book that are available online and up-to-date information on evolving intellectual freedom issues.
A basic introduction from the American Library Association, with links to more resources.
Confused by copyright? These websites explain it well.
You Tube - "Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University provides this humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles delivered through the words of the very folks we can thank for nearly endless copyright terms."
Free digital versions of the graphic novel: starring filmmaker Akiko, who encounters the befuddling world of intellectual property, and must determine what fair use entails.
The Center for Media & Social Impact maintains this list of best practices documents produced by scholarly, artistic, and other communities of practice in order to help people make fair use judgments related to particular types of material. Examples include best practices for documentary film, scholarly research, use of images, and academic libraries.
This checklist is a tool to help people make a fair use assessment when they are considering use of copyrighted material. It allows you to mark off features that typically count for and against fair use based on existing law and see the results as a whole. Users must make a judgement for themselves whether the analysis is in favor of fair use.
The American Library Association's copyright page offers information about copyright as it pertains to libraries and beyond, and about evolving law and policy.
"A community of librarians, copyright scholars, and policy wonks." Lots of information is presented in a wiki, Q & A forum, and blog. Interactive online tools aid in identifying whether a work is in the public domain (http://librarycopyright.net/digitalslider) and whether a particular use of copyrighted material qualifies as "fair use." (http://librarycopyright.net/fairuse)
Hosted by the Stanford University Libraries, this site provides background and links on US copyright law and practice.
You Tube video, produced by the Copyright Clearance Center. "Join Jane, the campus librarian, as she provides a fun and informative overview of U.S. copyright law and its impact on colleges and universities."
Straightforward explanations from the University of Texas System.
This Interactive online tool helps you decide whether a particular use of copyrighted material qualifies as "fair use."
"Patents, copyright and trademarks, oh my!" A resource guide prepared by the reference staff of UIUC's Law Library.
This digital copyright slider aids in identifying whether a work is in the public domain.
Eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer. A full text and image database of historical sources on copyright in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States.
These sources will help you explore librarianship around the world.
This program funds library development projects in countries around the world, with focus areas emphasizing Technology Access in Libraries, Research and Innovation, Training and Leadership, and Policy and Advocacy.
The leading international organization for librarians. IFLA publishes many online and print books, the IFLA Journal, conference proceedings, and the biennial IFLA World Report on freedom of access to information.
Articles about international issues from the magazine American Libraries.
Find sources that document the economic value of libraries.
A bibliography compiled by the ALA Office of Research and Statistics.
Measuring Library Value and Return on Investment (ROI) (Lib-Value)
The Lib-Value project measures "value, outcome, and return on investment of academic libraries." The project website includes a searchable database of more than 400 publications.
How much do you save by borrowing library books, using library computers, or getting answers from reference staff? Created by the Massachusetts Library Association, this interactive tool lets you calculate the value of local library services to you personally.
A collection of public library success stories and impact studies, sponsored by OCLC.
Expands methodology of University Investment in the Library, 2008 study, to include 8 institutions in 8 countries.
A cse study at the Unviersity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, documenting the library's positive impact on campus grant revenue.
Focused on public libraries, this page links to popular articles about library use during economic downturns, as well as to studies of ROI.