Reform of UK copyright law and its benefits for libraries
Interlending & Document Supply
Article publication date: 16 February 2015
The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of copyright law changes in the UK, especially as they affect interlibrary loan.
Analysis of new legislation were tested against interlibrary needs.
The new laws bring major benefits to libraries and their users by expanding the types of material available and simplifying the management procedures required for document delivery.
Libraries and other institutions can now offer a much wider range of services.
There are considerable benefits to individual users, including those with disabilities, as access is granted to a wider range of materials.
New research and analysis relating to laws passed in October 2014.
Cornish, G.P. (2015), "Reform of UK copyright law and its benefits for libraries", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 43 No. 1, pp. 14-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILDS-11-2014-0054
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2015, Emerald Group Publishing Limited