As an archivist or records manager it is essential to keep up to date with the complexities of copyright legislation, and Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers will prove an invaluable tool in enabling you to do so.
What is copyright? Who owns it and for how long? What rights does it confer, and what are the limitations and exceptions? 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collections such as maps, legal records, records of local authorities, records of churches and faiths, most notably unpublished works.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.
Table of Contents
1. What is copyright? 2. Copyright protection 3. Ownership 4. Publication, exhibition and performance 5. Use 6. Copyright in the electronic environment 7. Special cases 8. Other intellectual property rights 9. Appendix 10. Bibliography 11. Authorities
Tim Padfield MA LLM has worked at The National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office), for over thirty years. He is a specialist in copyright, with particular reference to unpublished materials. He has a postgraduate law degree, with merit, is chair of the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance and adviser on copyright to the Society of Archivists.