AUTHOR:Dr. Niraj Barua
TITLE :IMPLICATION OF IPR AND FIVE LAWS OF S.R. RANGANATHAN ON USE OF LIBRARY RESOURCES: A COMPARISON
ABSTRACT:The tenants of the Five Laws of library and information science propounded by S. R. Ranganathan underlines the maximum use of information resources. On the other hand the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Copyright laws were enacted to protect the intellectual work of the creators through certain restrictions and guidelines on use of intellectual products including various information resources. The first one encourages extensive use of information while the second one puts some restriction on the use of the same. Thus a perplexing situation develops among the Library professionals. On one hand the library professionals cannot go against the ethics of librarianship and on the other hand he cannot allow library users to freely use the information resources at will. In this regard the author discusses the scope of fair use of the intellectual products in library. It also urges the Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals to frame some concrete guidelines so as to dispel the misunderstandings among the information seekers, information creators and information providers.
KEYWORDS:Intellectual Property Rights, IPR, Copyright, Fair use, five laws of Library Science, E-resources, Library and Information Science professionals
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