ACRL recently endorsed the forthcoming Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, which will be issued later this month by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Together with the Center for Social Media at American University and the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property in American University’s Washington College of Law, ARL has been working since April 2010 to develop the code. The project is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and now entering its third phase: extensive outreach to promote broad adoption of the code by research and academic librarians throughout the U.S.
We encourage ACRL members to attend a free webcast, offered by ARL, to learn more about the code on Thursday, January 26, 3:00–4:00 p.m. Eastern time. The Code facilitators—Patricia Aufderheide of the Center for Social Media at American University, Brandon Butler of ARL, and Peter Jaszi of the American University Law School—will deliver a brief presentation on the contents of the code, followed by a question-and-answer session. Find out more and register online in advance.