Hasmik Galstyan (Head of Reference and Circulation Department, AGBU Papazian Library, American University of Armenia) leads EIFL-sponsored project to review Armenia's Law on Copyright and Related Rights "to ensure that the new law meets the real needs of libraries and library users" in the digital environment:
Key achievements (from the case study report)
✓ A major accomplishment was the fostering of a professional relationship with the Armenian copyright office. For the first time, copyright officials were brought to meet librarians around the country to hear their views. As a result, libraries have a new standing as a credible stakeholder with policy-makers.
✓ The library community has been strengthened with new knowledge, and through collaboration with cultural heritage institutions. For the first time, libraries, archives and museums came together to discuss common legal issues and solutions - a rewarding experience that reinforced the role of library leadership for the benefit of all.
✓ Gained confidence to present the library perspective at national events on an equal basis with other stakeholders.
✓ The first resource on library copyright issues adapted for Armenian law was published.