International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 13, Part J (2015)
A study on copyright policy and interlibrary loan
Smt. Meenakskhi S. Patil, Dr. Yogesh Kumar Atri
Sharing materials between academic libraries, whether lending or borrowing, is critical to meeting the content needs of patrons. Many interlibrary loan (ILL) transactions involve sending or transmitting materials such as journal articles and photocopies that are not returned. Section 108 of the Copyright Act of 1976 addresses reproduction of copyrighted materials by libraries and archives for several purposes, including ILL. Qualifying libraries may send portions of copyrighted works to other qualifying libraries, as long as the “aggregate quantity” doesn’t replace a purchase of or subscription to the work. But Section 108 does not define “aggregate quantity,” leaving librarians to interpret the spirit of the law.
How to cite this article:
Smt. Meenakskhi S. Patil, Dr. Yogesh Kumar Atri. A study on copyright policy and interlibrary loan. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(13):674-676.