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Titolo: Reference service, human nature, copyright, and offsite service - in a "digital age"?
Autore: Mann, T;
- Lib Congress, Washington, DC 20540 USA Lib Congress Washington DC USA 20540 b Congress, Washington, DC 20540 USA
- Titolo Testata:
- REFERENCE & USER SERVICES QUARTERLY
pagine: 55 -
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- Settore Disciplinare:
- Social & Behavioral Sciences
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- Indirizzo: Mann, T Lib Congress, Washington, DC 20540 USA Lib Congress Washington DCUSA 20540 ss, Washington, DC 20540 USA
- T. Mann, "Reference service, human nature, copyright, and offsite service - in a "digital age"?", REF USER S, 38(1), 1998, pp. 55
Abstract The belief that "everything" will be freely available to everyone on the Internet, from anywhere, at anytime, is based on unworkable Marxist assumptions about human nature. Copyright "problems" cannot possibly be solved within nonlocalized cyberspace, which unavoidably entails massive what and wirerestrictions regarding what can be digitized to begin with (public domain material) or who can have access if the material is copyrighted. A practical solution outside cyberspace is possible, however: The way to balance the conflicting interests of intellectual property, on the one hand, and of free and equal access, on the other, is to impose a where restriction on access. Real libraries, with inherent locale limitations, constitute the only means our society has for overcoming the what and who restrictions of "virtual libraries," thereby making copyrighted texts freely available. Attemptingto create whole digital libraries comparable to real libraries, so that readers will not have to come inside a library's walls, cannot succeed until human nature itself changes and copyright vanishes. We need to promote the importance of libraries as destinations in themselves-as places in which readers may freely consult not only copyrighted books and journals, but also site-licensed databases that cannot be tapped into from anywhere, at anytime, by anyone in cyberspace.
ASDD Area Sistemi Dipartimentali e Documentali, Università di Bologna, Catalogo delle riviste ed altri periodici
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