NNLM Resources for Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week

Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week runs from February 24-28, 2020.  Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. Programs during the week highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain the doctrines themselves.  The ACRL website has many resources, publications, and events to help you prepare for and participate in  Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, additional information can be found on the ACRL Insider website.

The National Network of the Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) fully supports Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week and has many resources that can be part of the programs and resources on offer this week which are accessible year-round. The U.S. National Library of Medicine Digital Collection contains many digitized rare books, manuscripts, films, and images all searchable in pull down menu. The NLM History of Medicine collection has access to over 70,000 images on relevant topics from the 15th to 21st century. Many of the items are in the public domain. The NLM provides information about copyright of the materials in its catalog and/or metadata records. For additional information, please go to historical collections copyright information or review the Patron Guide to Copyright.  If using any material from the historical collections for publication or production, remember to verify the item is available for use under the Fair Use Doctrine. This legal doctrine promotes freedom of expression, innovation, creativity and scholarship.  Join us in celebrating Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week.

Karen Coghlan