UK copyright for archivists and records managers

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/08/2015

Contact:

Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing

American Library Association

312-280-5052

rchristopher@ala.org

CHICAGO — Now in its fifth edition, Tim Padfield’s “Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, is an invaluable tool for keeping up to date with the complexities of UK copyright legislation. This comprehensive manual uniquely outlines copyright law in the UK with special reference to materials relevant to archive and records collections such as maps, legal records, records of local authorities, records of churches and faiths and most notably unpublished works. It also offers advice on rights in the electronic environment and the problems associated with rights clearance and covers related areas such as moral rights and rights in databases. It includes:

  • a description of the major changes to copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives, including changes to library and archive copying for users and the declaration, changes to preservation copying and a new exception permitting on-site access to digital material; 
  • a major revision of the sections on copyright exceptions, including descriptions of the extension of preservation copying to museums, orphan works schemes, education, parody, text and data mining, quotation and private copying;
  • information about dealing with copyright, including acknowledgements and liability, a new small claims procedure in the courts of England and Wales and which courts have jurisdiction over an infringement on the internet;
  • and consideration of the many copyright cases that have come before the courts that have provided help with the interpretation of many aspects of the legislation, such as the meaning of “transient and incidental,” “scientific research,” “parody,” and “originality;” whether hyperlinking infringes copyright; and the relationship between the rights of a copyright owner and freedom of speech.

Padfield worked at The National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office) of the UK for over 30 years before his retirement in 2013. He is a specialist in copyright, with particular reference to unpublished materials and has a postgraduate law degree, with merit. He is a past chair of the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance and is adviser on copyright to the Society of Archivists, the International Council on Archives and the Bodleian Libraries.

Facet Publishing, the commercial publishing and bookselling arm of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, is the leading publisher of books for library and information professionals worldwide. ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. Contact us at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5052 or editionsmarketing@ala.org.