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Title: Τυφλοί: Νομοθεσία για Δημόσιες Βιβλιοθήκες και Πνευματικά Δικαιώματα και Προβλήματα
Alternative title: Blind People: Legislation for Public Libraries and Copyright and Practical Issues
Qualified type: Conference item
Creator: Μπασιάς, Εμμανουήλ
Contributor: Organiser of meeting: Οργανωτική Επιτροπή Ενίσχυσης Βιβλιοθηκών (ΟΕΕΒ)
Other contribution: 4η Διεθνής Έκθεση Βιβλίου Θεσσαλονίκης
Date: 2007-05-17
Place of production: Αίθουσα Α ́, Συνεδριακό κέντρο «Νικόλαος Γερμανός», HELEXPO, Θεσσαλονίκη
Event: Οι Βιβλιοθήκες - Σταυροδρόμι Πολιτισμών: Υπηρεσίες για Διαφορετικές Ομάδες, Διεθνές Συνέδριο 17 - 18 Μαΐου 2007, 4η Διεθνής Έκθεση Βιβλίου, Θεσσαλονίκη
Libraries as Crossroads of Cultures: Serving Diverse Groups and Needs, International Conference, May 17-18, 2007, 4th International Book Fair, Thessaloniki
Language: Greek
Record level: Analytic (component part)
Αbstract: Νομοθεσία για δημόσιες βιβλιοθήκες και πνευματικά δικαιώματα, που έχει σχέση γενικά με τη σπουδή και μόρφωση των αναπήρων και ειδικότερα των τυφλών και προβλήματα από τη μη εφαρμογή της.
Blind people have never had any substantial governmental support for their books. Most of them are still struggling on their own to find a solution for this problem. Very few institutions for blind people, and mainly the “Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece”, are actually making laborious and costly efforts to deal with this issue effectively. Today I will make reference to three legal texts: the new regulation for libraries (2003), law 3149 (2003) and the Greek copyright law after its amendment by law 3057 (2002). A) Taking into consideration the special reading needs that blind people have compared to other handicapped, the regulation for libraries has special provisions for the co-operation between public libraries and libraries for blind people, as well as for the digitalization of texts in order for them to be readable by blind people. Thus, this regulation aims at providing a blind library user with exactly the same ability to borrow and read items from public libraries that a normally seeing user has. B) Law 3149 provides the establishment of special libraries for blind people, which are actually run by blind persons. C) The Greek copyright law provides the reproduction of works for the benefit of the blind and the deaf-mute, under the E.U. directive 2001/29. What we are asking for is: Close co-operation between our institution and the Ministries of Culture and National Education, as well as with all libraries in Greece. Mutual treatment of our problems (e.g. problems related to the DAISY or the digitalization), so as to avoid dealing with the same problem twice, that is by each institution separately. Availability of books and texts for blind people through scanning etc, under the aegis of the state. Ministers’ dynamic intervention in order to find a solution with publishers, so as to avoid the laborious, costly, extremely slow and overall inefficient process of typing or scanning. Thus, in this way, blind people could have access to proper electronic texts from publishers, with which they could read and write.
Keywords: Τυφλός
Άτομα με ειδικές ανάγκες
Πνευματικά δικαιώματα
Δημόσιες βιβλιοθήκες
Blind people
Greek copyright law
Special reading needs
Access to information
Rights Holder: Οργανωτική Επιτροπή Ενίσχυσης Βιβλιοθηκών (ΟΕΕΒ)
Committee for the Support of Libraries (CSL)
License: Fair Use License
Date copyrighted: 2007-05-17
Notes: * Εμμανουήλ Μπασιάς, Γενικός Γραμματέας στον "Φάρο Τυφλών της Ελλάδος"
* Emmanouel Basias, General Secretary of "Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece"
Digital object availability: Available
Appears in item Groups:First session: Policies