The Search for a Service Model of Copyright Best Practices in Academic Libraries




To add to their suite of available copyright services and to create a service model of best practices, the University of Houston Libraries’ newly formed Copyright Team initiated a literature review and performed an environmental scan of peer institutions’ copyright policies and procedures. This article outlines the impetus and results for both studies and offers future considerations.


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How to Cite

Lewin-Lane, S., Dethloff, N., Grob, J., Townes, A., & Lierman, A. (2018). The Search for a Service Model of Copyright Best Practices in Academic Libraries. Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship, 2(2).