Georgia State E-ReservesPosted: May 15, 2012 | Author: Steven Harris | Filed under: Online collections, Professional development | Leave a comment »
A verdict has finally been issued in the Georgia State University e-reserves case (Cambridge University Press et al v. Patton et al). Several publishers were suing GSU over their electronic reserves practices. The judge’s decision is mostly favorable to libraries. Most of the particular claims of infringement were rejected. The case, however, may establish some specific guidelines or safe havens that may not be exactly what librarians would want.
Further summaries of the case: