At a side event at the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), LIBER President, Dr. Paul Ayris outlined the cross border copyright and licencing issues faced by research libraries.
The event was titled Information Without Borders: libraries and archives in a global information ecosystem and was organised by the International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions (IFLA).
LIBER joined a range of organisations who presented on cross border issues facing libraries and archives which impact on preservation, accessibility of archive material and inter-library loan, text and data mining and access to content for online learning. The speakers included: Professor Ronan Deazley, University of Glasgow and Scottish Council on Archives (SCA); Trish Hepworth, Copyright law and policy adviser for the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee; Barbara Szczepańska, Poznan Foundation of Scientific Libraries; and Dr. Manon Ress, Director of Information Society Projects, Knowledge Ecology International.
Dr. Ayris focused on cross border issues impacting libraries’ role in supporting research and education, including licencing issues impacting VLE’s, MOOCS and TDM.
All presentations from the event can be found on the IFLA blog.