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SLANZA is delighted to announce that we have obtained an agreement with the Coalition for Books which enables our members to provide virtual storytimes to our school library communities while we are at Covid-19 Alert Level 4. This agreement allows for a relaxation of copyright rules during this time and provides guidelines for all school libraries in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Sincere thanks to Mandy Henk, from Tohatoha Aotearoa Commons and Paula Browning from Copyright Licensing New Zealand who made this happen for us.
Aotearoa New Zealand’s Copyright Law is specific to our country; we trust our members are mindful that other countries’ laws don’t apply here.
Please ensure you read and follow these guidelines. Compliance shows a respect for the law and for our authors and publishers. The Coalition for Books website provides a list of publishers who have given their permission for school librarians and teachers to create online storytimes, and this list is being regularly updated.
In addition, we have attached a letter that members may forward to their principal, senior leadership team and board of trustees to advise them of this agreement and copyright law during Covid-19.
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