"The Copyright Office is an office of record, a place where claims to copyright are registered and where documents relating to copyright may be recorded when the requirements of the copyright law are met. The Copyright Office furnishes information about the provisions of the copyright law and the procedures for making a registration or recordation."
An excellent resource if you want to learn more about copyright. Georgia Harper from the University of Texas Libraries is responsible for the course content which is updated on a regular basis and licensed under Creative Commons.
University of Minnesota has put together an extensive website on copyright and fair use. The site includes information about copyright and your own works which ties into our section on Author Rights linked from this LibGuide.
This publication is available as HTML pages or as a full PDF file if you are a MLA Member. The new online publication is a revision of the 1989 edition of “The Copyright Law and the Health Sciences Librarian.” For further information or to comment on this publication, contact Mary Langman, email@example.com, 312.419.9094 x27.
Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Code allows libraries & archives, under certain circumstances, to make reproductions of copyrighted materials with the permission of the copyright holder. The 108 Spinner created by Michael Brewer and the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy will help you decide if your reproduction is covered by Section 108 and gather the necessary information to support your use of the exception.