COPYRIGHT LAWS and THE BENEFITS DATABANK
The 2009 databank is much different situation today as a result of the following factors:
• In 1997, use of the Internet as we know it now didn't exist and all reports and studies were received in hard copy/paper form via courier from other researchers or organizations. As a result, the benefits were all individually summarized and printed in hard copy.
• In 2009, there are over 740 records from sources around the world -including benefits evidence from both academic and gray literature.
• There is a copyright table for each record showing the original source.
• The journals generally publish their research in the form of Abstracts … “Most journals give non-subscribers access to abstracts.” However, some abstracts do have copyright logos on them.
• Gray literature is addressed on an individual study basis.
The goal is to make all records and related material available for direct extraction by the user; the access to the benefit messages is via PDF files or the Internet. Due to the use of this leading technology, more robust, direct quotes from the research material has been made available to readers in order to ensure ARPA has pursued full disclosure and communications with research sources to ensure respect for copyright laws.
NOTE: Copyright of this online Benefit DataBank (2009) is held by Alberta Recreation and Parks Association through their ACE Communities initiative (in trust for the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association). The research and writing team led by RETHINK (West) Inc. and the technical team led by Trendspire (Canada) Inc. served ARPA/ACE Communities as arms length staff and as such do not hold any ownership to the rights of the Benefits DataBank (2009).
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