Today the Association of Research Libraries has issued the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. It is the culmination of two years of work within the academic library community, looking at the state of actual practices regarding fair use, which explicitly supports teaching, scholarship, and research fundamental to scholarly communication.. The Code is a set of eight high-level principles that are a synthesis of behavioral norms based on reasonable, responsible decision-making by librarians nationwide. NB: These are best practices rather than negotiated guidelines or legal advice.
For fair use aficionados, ARL is conducting a free webcast today (26 January 2012) from 3-4 pm EST to learn more about the Code. Register here.