|Columbia University Archives|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one series.
This collection contains materials related to the general creation and administration of the Columbia University Libraries Copyright Advisory Office (CAO) and related to projects from Columbia offices, schools and Columbia libraries. The materials also contain information about open access.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection has no restrictions. The collection was restricted until January 1, 2019.
This collection is located onsite.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Copyright Advisory Office (CAO) records; Box and Folder (if known); University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Columbia University Library Office Files 1890-1998 (UA#0214)
Additions are expected.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2013.2014.M148: Source of acquisition--Kenneth Crews. Method of acquisition--Transfer; Date of acquisition--February 2014.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This collection was processed by Linda Arthur (SEAS 2014). Finding aid written by Joanna Rios in May 2019.
2019-05-17 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Columbia University Libraries Copyright Advisory Office was established in 2008 as a means of addressing issues surrounding the use of scholarly materials by faculty and students in the course of research, teaching and communicating scholarship. It was the first such office in the Ivy League and its first director was Kenneth D. Crews. In this capacity, he addressed the issue of copyright from two different perspectives. First, he advised scholars on how to use other people's works. For this purpose, he developed a "fair use checklist," complete with 38 boxes that could be checked and pondered as part of the decision-making process. He also offered support on issues related to the copyrights for new works created at the University. In 2014, Rina Elster Pantalony was appointed as the CAO's second Director.