Title: Copyright and Course Books: A study of
policies, practices and attitudes regarding course readers and electronic
publishing of learning support materials in Higher Education
Editors: Library Information Technology, South Bank University, London
Report ID: British Library Report No. 6180
An HTML Version of the report is available at http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/services/papers/bl/rdr6180/lir6180.html
A study of policies, procedures and attitudes to course readers and electronic storage and delivery of books and journals was carried out in 1994 by the Library Information Technology Centre of South Bank University, London. The method employed was a series of surveys of UK universities, and academic publishers with offices in the UK. The study found that whilst course readers were a relatively minor feature of curriculum support, they were expected to have a greater future impact which would be influenced by Copyright Licensing Agency regulations. The study also found that publishers have a generally informal approach to granting permission for use of material in course readers, and that whilst there was strong interest in electronic publishing in the higher education context, little of substance had been achieved in that area to date.