Scanning an entire issue of a journal or book is definitely a copyright violation, even if the patron were using each article for a class it would still be questionable.
We do loan out bound journals, leaving the borrowing entity the responsibility of what they consider “fair use”.
If the borrowing library is trying to replace that issue because of theft/fire, this may be an exception, but in that case, contacting National Geographic or
their journal vendor for a replacement might be more appropriate.
Good Luck! Lisa
Lisa A. Ladd
Library Collections Specialist
From: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@LISTSERV.NASIG.ORG]
On Behalf Of Jason Skoog
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:21 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] ILLing entire issues
For the first time, a library requested that we scan an entire issue of National Geographic through interlibrary Loan. Is this a copyright violation?
I know with books a conservative allowance for book scanning is 10% or 1 chapter. Does anyone know what the copyright restrictions are for scanning journals? I'm thinking 1 article.
Also, a staff member was wondering if you could legally send bound journals through the mail for ILL as you can books. I don't think we'd do this as our journals are in-library use only, but it was an interesting question to consider.
Archives and Systems Librarian
Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI
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