[eifloa] "To law or not to law"
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Thu Nov 8 15:55:00 EET 2007
In Moldova, the issue is under study. Adopted in 2000 "Law on Access to Information" mainly affects aspects of access to official information and does not affect access to information on-line having as main purpose of training or academic goals. Now is developing a draft of the new " Library Law " (Library Law, adopted in 1994, is outdated), which will complete an issue of public access.
The necessary innovations in the legislation regarding compliance with the foundations of the legal regime of information resources in the public information systems will enable costs to lift some of openness and anonymity of information resources in circulating systems such as the Internet.
The development of lawmaking in this direction, we believe, should be based on foreign experience, exploring legislative documents such as the first laws on access to information and other countries as USA, "Principles of public opinion" adopted by the United States National Commission for Libraries and Information in mid-1990, the Declaration on the right of access to information, adopted as a package Maastrihskih documents in the European Union in February 1992, and others.
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From: Audrone Glosiene
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Sent: Saturday, November 03, 2007 10:41 AM
Subject: [eifloa] "To law or not to law"
Dear colleagues and friends,
this is not the first time that I turn to you for your expert opinion on certain (usually, imporant:)) issues. Now it is whether to have national legislation on open acces or not. Currently we have a debate in Lithuania on OA and there are pros and cons, so I would highly appreciate if you could comment on just two aspects:
1. Is law (or any other form of legal regulation) on open acces, in your opinion, needed?
2. Could you please provide examples of such leislation whether from your country or elswhere?
Many thanks and my best wishes from rainy Vilnius,
Vilniaus universiteto bibliotekos generalinл direktorл
Tel. (8 5) 2687 126
Mob. 8 610 01772
audra.glosiene at kf.vu.lt
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