Hello! I’m Brandon Butler, the newest kid on the PIJIP block. Starting this fall I’m the Practitioner-in-Residence at the Glushko Samuelson IP Clinic. For four years I was the Director of Public Policy Initiatives at the Association of Research Libraries, and my first post is about the latest development in a project I worked on there that introduced me to PIJIP: the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries.
A new infographic released today tells the story of library fair use and the Code in a clear and compelling way. There’s an embeddable PNG for your own blog or website, and there’s also a print-ready 8.5″ x 11″ version in case you need hardcopies to hand out at events.
The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries was developed by and for academic and research librarians, in collaboration with the Association of Research Libraries, the AU Center for Social Media and PIJIP. The Code is one of the latest in the fast-growing body of best practices codes and statements helping communities describe and take ownership of their own fair use norms.
As the ARL Policy Notes blog reports, the Code is already changing practice in libraries around the country.
Now it’s time for library and fair use enthusiasts to help continue to spread the word. This infographic is a powerful tool that can help pique interest in the Code itself and the overall story of how fair use has evolved to become a powerful users’ right. Share the link, embed the image on your site, print some copies for your next event, and help us keep moving libraries forward on this vital issue!