[Athen] can libraries get electronic copies of physical books
from publishers for swd?
foreigntype at gmail.com
Sat Mar 11 12:42:56 PST 2017
If the library has a hard copy, the SWD can check it out. Then DSS orders
the PDF from the publishers. They have fulfilled the "in possession of"
clause of the copyright. Does this help?
Foreigntype at gmail.com
On Mar 11, 2017 12:06 PM, "Adina Mulliken" <am2621 at hunter.cuny.edu> wrote:
> This question came up from a librarian on another listserv and I wanted to
> see if anyone here could answer-
> "Publishers sometimes provide a PDF to a student, provided they've bought
> a physical copy. Do any of you know if this usually applies to libraries as
> well? If we buy a physical copy, can we then request a PDF for a student
> with a documented disability?"
> Does anyone know of libraries that did this, or tried?
> What are the names of (or numbers of or links to) laws or regulations that
> require publishers to provide electronic versions to students?
> Adina Mulliken
> Assistant Professor, Librarian
> Social Work and Public Health Library
> Hunter College, CUNY
> Phone: 212-396-7665 <(212)%20396-7665>
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