Sunday, March 22, 2020

Want Permission? Current Info on Publishers and Authors

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Publisher and author permissions as well as information about fair use in using books in online programs has been updating fast and furiously.

So far, the best go-to resources I've seen are:
  • This Google Doc curated by Leah Langby, Library Development and Youth Services Consultant at the IFLS Library System in WI with updated links to all publishers who are granting permission (please read the publisher guidelines) plus information on public domain.

There is also an excellent article Fair Use and Exigent Circumstances by Kyle Courtney, librarian/lawyer/copyright guy in his COVID-19, Copyright Library Superpowers series and this fair use in a crisis article in SLJ

[Update 3/24/20] ALA's Carrie Russell, copyright specialist in ALA's Public Policy and Advocacy Office weighs in in this blog post from ALA's Programming Librarian: "Online Storytime & Corona Virus: It's Fair Use, Folks"Do read the whole article. It does not promote unlimited fair use but speaks specifically to what we are going through.

Word is out that there is a small group from CO's CLEL and ALSC working on a doc of best practices for virtual storytime including music permissions. Stay tuned....

[Update 3/31/20 - Here is a link to the Music Permissions work for streaming storytimes from CLEL]

Quick links to other YSS COVID-19 series post
Programming Resources
Permissions (Books, Authors and Music)
      Music Permissions? Look No Further  3/27/20; updated 3/31/20
Online Storytimes
Kids Resources
Professional Development
WI Online Program Data
Taking Care of You

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