Copyright Changes for Libraries June 2014


New laws passed allow for new ‘format neutral’ copying in tune with the internet and digital age.

What’s changing?
The law is changing to make it easier and cheaper for cultural institutions like
libraries, archives, and museums to use, share and preserve their collections.
There are two significant changes which will affect libraries, archives and

1. The first relates to making copies of works to preserve them for future

2. The second allows greater freedom to copy works for those carrying
out non-commercial research and private study.

JISC Short Training Course for Lecturers

Government guide

Benjamin White, Head of Intellectual Property, British Library  blog post on changes

New statutory instruments  2014

 Why Should I Care About Copyright?

CLA FAQ’s for HEI Libraries

Our Library Service web page support for teaching staff on copyright

Free JISC webcast masterclass on 21st May 2-4 pm

JISC Legal website with Guidelines for Copyright and Intellectual Property Act 2014

JISC Short Training Course for Lecturers

JISCLegal  Law Overview available here for support with new changes this June 2014*

Please Note: This guidance is for information only and is not intended
to replace legal advice when faced with a risk decision.

 Guide to Copyright Exceptions


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