Monday, September 03, 2018

New Guide on Marrakesh Treaty for People With Print Disabilities

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has published a guide for librarians on Getting Started with the Marrakesh Treaty:
"The Marrakesh Treaty entered into force in September 2016, faster than any other international copyright text in the last 40 years. It promises to remove some of the key barriers to access to information by people with print disabilities."

"Yet the Treaty will only be effective, where it has been incorporated into national law, when libraries and others are using it. Yet not all librarians feel confident in dealing with copyright law, potentially leaving users without the access they need."

"This guide, edited by Victoria Owen, and with the wecome support of the World Blind Union, the Canadian Association of Research LIbraries, and the Unviersity of Toronto, offers answers to frequently asked questions. It can also be adapted by national actors to their own laws - IFLA encourages this, in order to get the largest possible number of libraries involved."

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