YEREVAN—Within the framework of National Library Week on April 16-20, and Celebration of The World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, Papazian Library organized two presentations on “Developing a library copyright policy guide” recently published by Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL). The presentations were conducted by Hasmik Galstyan, AUA Librarian and IFL-IP coordinator, who translated the guide into Armenian.
The aim of these presentations were to raise awareness of copyright issues for invited Armenian library community, ELCA (Electronic Library Consortium of Armenia) community, to share Papazian Library experience in handling copyright issues, as well as to inform about WIPO SCCR works, about EIFL/IFLA/LCA Statement of Principles on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries and Archives, and about close collaboration with national copyright officials. AIPA officials were also invited to this event.
The second presentation at National Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship(NCIE) was particularly designed for the NCIE staff as well as for invited representatives of NCIE branch organizations from Armenia regions such as Vanadzor, Hrazdan, Kapan, Gyumri. Library Directors and librarians from EURASIA International University, Scientific and Production Center “Armbiotechnology, Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction also attended the events.
The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, nonsectarian, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia. Founded in 1991, AUA is affiliated with the University of California and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Through teaching, research, and public service, AUA serves Armenia and the region by supplying high-quality education in seven different major fields, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting democratic values.