Library VHS in Danger: Media Preservation in Academic Libraries


Preserving content is a foundational activity of libraries and an activity for which U.S. copyright law makes an exception. This paper studies preservation activities among academic libraries as reported through the literature and recorded in answer to a survey of Research 1 institutions in the United States. Trends, challenges, methods, and procedures are examined to create a robust picture of VHS preservation activity among academic libraries especially in reference to section 108 of U.S. copyright law.

Author Biography

LeEtta Schmidt, University of South Florida, Tampa Library
LeEtta M. Schmidt is the Copyright and Intellectual Property Librarian at the USF Tampa library, and the Editor of the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, & Electronic Reserve.


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