VALA2004 Session 6 Lee

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The Digital Agenda: a Progress Report for Libraries

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 6: Electronic Publishing
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 14:35 – 15:05

Miranda Lee

Executive Officer, Australian Digital Alliance; Copyright Advisor, Australian Libraries Copyright Committee and

VALA Peer Reviewed Paper

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The Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000 introduced provisions aimed at updating copyright legislation to accord with the digital environment. For libraries, the Act extended the existing library and archives exceptions to enable libraries to utilize digital technology in providing access to information. A review of the Digital Agenda Act is currently underway to assess how the Act has performed against its original objectives. This paper explores the most controversial and important issues for libraries in the review.