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Discussion ALA Copyright Webinar--Understanding Rights Reversion

by Carla Myers on Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 08:27 pm

Join copyright attorney Brianna Schofield, Executive Director and Erika Wilson, Communications and Operations Manager from the Authors Alliance on October 5th to learn about rights reversion. Authors who have a rights reversion provision in their contractual agreements with publishers can regain their rights of copyright.

Join copyright attorney Brianna Schofield, Executive Director and Erika Wilson, Communications and Operations Manager from the Authors Alliance on October 5th to learn about rights reversion. Authors who have a rights reversion provision in their contractual agreements with publishers can regain their rights of copyright. By doing so, authors can bring their out-of-print books back in print, deposit them in open access repositories, or otherwise make their works available to the public. This CopyTalk will cover why, when, and how to pursue a reversion of rights, review practical tools and resources, and show how librarians can educate authors about their options to regain rights from publishers and make their works newly available.

Tune in and see if rights reversion is right for you!

Mark your calendars for October 5th, 11am Pacific/ 2pm Eastern for “Rights reversion: restoring knowledge and culture, one book at a time.” Go to http://ala.adobeconnect.com/copytalk/ and sign in as a guest. You’re in.

CopyTalks are FREE and brought to you by OITP’s copyright education subcommittee. Archived webinars can be found here.

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Discussion Learning Opportunity--Brigham Young University Copyright Symposium, November 2-3, 2017

by Carla Myers on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 03:22 pm

Here you'll find information about the upcoming Brigham Young University Copyright Symposium: https://copyright.ce.byu.edu/.

Here you'll find information about the upcoming Brigham Young University Copyright Symposium: https://copyright.ce.byu.edu/.

[This event] is hosted by the BYU Copyright Licensing Office. The symposium brings together stakeholders interested in copyright law throughout the academic, legal, business, creative, and technology communities. The symposium will expand to two days this year, beginning Thursday with a Copyright Basics presentation and followed by a welcome reception. Friday will be a full day of panel discussions and presentations by government officials, industry professionals, legal scholars, content creators and others on a variety of legal and business issues at the forefront of copyright and intellectual property law. The symposium aims to broaden attendees’ perspectives and provide excellent networking opportunities.

They've put together a great program, which includes breakout sessions on music and copyright, open educational resources, and the international copyright landscape.

I attended this symposium back in 2015 and found it to be a fun and informative event!

Best,
Carla Myers

ACRL Copyright Discussion Group Co-chair
Assistant Librarian & Coordinator of Scholarly Communications
Miami University Libraries
Oxford, Ohio 45056

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Discussion Music Copyright Tutorials

by Carla Myers on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

I'm excited to share this new resource with you: http://guides.libraries.wm.edu/music/copyright! Developed by a team led by Kathleen DeLaurenti (Chair, Atlantic Chapter, MLA, Open Access Editor, MLA
soon-to-be Head Librarian, Freidheim Library & Archives, Peabody Institute), these guide videos will help you learn about music copyright law.

 

Discussion New Co-chair--Sara Benson

by Carla Myers on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 11:53 am

I'm excited to share that Sara R. Benson, Assistant Librarian and Copyright Librarian with the Scholarly Communications & Publishing Unit of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University Library will be joining me as co-chair of this group. We'll be working together to lead our group meetings during Annual and Mid-winter as well as share copyright information and educational resources with the group through this discussion board.

Please don't forget that you are all welcome to share copyright news and resources through this discussion board as well!

I'm excited to share that Sara R. Benson, Assistant Librarian and Copyright Librarian with the Scholarly Communications & Publishing Unit of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University Library will be joining me as co-chair of this group. We'll be working together to lead our group meetings during Annual and Mid-winter as well as share copyright information and educational resources with the group through this discussion board.

Please don't forget that you are all welcome to share copyright news and resources through this discussion board as well!

I hope you'll join me in welcoming Sara to the group as co-chair.

Best,
Carla Myers

ACRL Copyright Discussion Group Chair
Assistant Librarian & Coordinator of Scholarly Communications
Miami University Libraries
Oxford, Ohio 45056

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Discussion Copyright Video Series

by Carla Myers on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 10:58 am

Sara R. Benson, Assistant Librarian and Copyright Librarian with the Scholarly Communications & Publishing Unit of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University Library has been developing short information videos on popular copyright topics. Her YouTube channel can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC_GmHipQ1WRKZyus2JF5WQ. These are great videos to watch if you need a refresher on any of these topics.

Sara R. Benson, Assistant Librarian and Copyright Librarian with the Scholarly Communications & Publishing Unit of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University Library has been developing short information videos on popular copyright topics. Her YouTube channel can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC_GmHipQ1WRKZyus2JF5WQ. These are great videos to watch if you need a refresher on any of these topics. You can also refer students, faculty, and staff to them if they have questions about the basics of the law.

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Discussion ALA Annual 2017 News and Events

by Carla Myers on Thu, May 11, 2017 at 02:47 pm

Please mark your calendars for our Copyright Discussion Group Meeting that is being held at ALA Annual in Chicago on Saturday, June 24 from 10:30am-11:30am in the Hilton Chicago Lake Erie Room. Here’s the link to the session information: https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&Pr...

Other copyright sessions being held during the Annual Conference that may be of interest to you include:

Please mark your calendars for our Copyright Discussion Group Meeting that is being held at ALA Annual in Chicago on Saturday, June 24 from 10:30am-11:30am in the Hilton Chicago Lake Erie Room. Here’s the link to the session information: https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&Pr...

Other copyright sessions being held during the Annual Conference that may be of interest to you include:

I am not a Lawyer: Providing Copyright Services in Libraries
Saturday, June 24
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: McCormick Place, W178b
https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=260675

Copyright and Intellectual Property questions come to us whether we want them to or not. We're not lawyers but we can answer reference questions. Those reference questions go beyond copyright—permissions, public performance rights, images suitable for publication and, license terms. How do you start providing copyright services? How do you train staff to listen for questions they don’t ask? This panel has been there and done that.

You Make the Call in the Copyright Game
Sunday, June 25
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: McCormick Place, W193
https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=266783

In this gameshow format, expert panelists will make arguments for and against fair use. Then, the audience will vote—fair use or not? You decide! The panelists will get “points” for every majority answer on their “side.” Who will win? Everyone wins when they better understand copyright and fair use.

Another report from the swamp: Copyright policy developments from Washington
Monday, June 26
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: McCormick Place, W179b
https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=266775

Join three copyright policy experts and get the latest on copyright law review, expanded exceptions for people with disabilities, and the status of the U.S. Copyright Office under Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden. Additional topics will be discussed if there is late breaking news.

Best,
Carla Myers

ACRL Copyright Discussion Group Chair
Assistant Librarian & Coordinator of Scholarly Communications
Miami University Libraries
Oxford, Ohio 45056

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Discussion CopyTalk Webinar with Kyle K. Courtney--Thursday, April 6, 2pm ET

by Carla Myers on Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 09:28 pm

This Thursday, April 6th, the ALA OITP’s copyright education subcommittee will be hosting a CopyTalk webinar with Kyle K. Courtney, Copyright Advisor at Harvard University. Kyle will be discussing his innovative copyright service model starting at 2 p.m Eastern.

This Thursday, April 6th, the ALA OITP’s copyright education subcommittee will be hosting a CopyTalk webinar with Kyle K. Courtney, Copyright Advisor at Harvard University. Kyle will be discussing his innovative copyright service model starting at 2 p.m Eastern.

Kyle Courtney of Harvard University’s Office for Scholarly Communication describes how library patrons, faculty, students and staff need more guidance than ever on copyright matters on issues such as fair use, open access, MOOCs, repositories and digitization. These questions are arriving at the library with greater frequency and Kyle believes a modern, 21st century library should be equipped to answer such questions.

The Copyright First Responders (CFR) program has developed the first decentralized model of copyright expertise in an academic setting, relying on a hub-and-spoke model to answer questions from the communities associated with certain libraries. The librarians — each with their own focus, specialty, degrees and training — are in the best position to be trained to answer copyright questions from their respective communities. Therefore, copyright training should be layered on top of that subject expertise and result in a systemic shift in copyright knowledge thought the academic setting – the library becomes the focus of copyright inquiry and policy. The presentation will reveal the examine the types of copyright questions received, note the thematic uniformity of large copyright questions, present success metrics on questions answered, lessons learned, and share best practices in creating a CFR program.

Day: Join us Thursday, April 6, for an hour-long free webinar
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern / 11 a.m. Pacific
Link: Go to ala.adobeconnect.com/copytalk and sign in as a guest. You’re in!

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Discussion Introducing a New Podcast About All Things Copyright

by Carla Myers on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 03:51 pm

Sara R. Benson, Assistant Librarian and Copyright Librarian with the Scholarly Communications & Publishing Unit of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University Library has launched a new podcast called “Copyright Chat." This podcast is meant to educate the community, including scholars, librarians, students, and the general public, about important copyright issues. In the inaugural episode, Professor Jason Mazzone discusses how he came to term the abuse of public domain copyright “copyfraud” and why we should care about these kinds of issues.

Sara R. Benson, Assistant Librarian and Copyright Librarian with the Scholarly Communications & Publishing Unit of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University Library has launched a new podcast called “Copyright Chat." This podcast is meant to educate the community, including scholars, librarians, students, and the general public, about important copyright issues. In the inaugural episode, Professor Jason Mazzone discusses how he came to term the abuse of public domain copyright “copyfraud” and why we should care about these kinds of issues.

You can listen to the podcast here: http://www.library.illinois.edu/scp/copyright-information/chat-podcast/

If you have questions about the podcast series you can contact Sara at srbenson@illinois.edu.

Please listen and share the episode widely!

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Discussion Kraemer Copyright Conference--June 5-6, 2017

by Carla Myers on Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 08:02 am

The Kraemer Copyright Conference offers public, academic, special, and school librarians the opportunity to learn about U.S. Copyright Law and how it impacts the services we offer our patrons. Conference participants will develop a better understanding of the law and learn how to balance the rights of authors and creators with the needs of our library users. The 2017 conference theme is Copyright Collaborations: Education, Advocacy, and Creation.

The Kraemer Copyright Conference offers public, academic, special, and school librarians the opportunity to learn about U.S. Copyright Law and how it impacts the services we offer our patrons. Conference participants will develop a better understanding of the law and learn how to balance the rights of authors and creators with the needs of our library users. The 2017 conference theme is Copyright Collaborations: Education, Advocacy, and Creation.

You can learn more about the conference here: http://www.uccs.edu/copyright/kraemerconference2017.html

Once again, this year's conference registration will be free to all attendees thanks to our generous sponsors. You can register for the conference here: http://www.uccs.edu/copyright/kraemerconference2017/registration.html.

I've helped coordinate this conference for the past four years and would be happy to answer any questions you may have about it.

Best,
Carla Myers

ACRL Copyright Discussion Group Chair
Assistant Librarian & Coordinator of Scholarly Communications
Miami University Libraries
Oxford, Ohio 45056

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Discussion Reviving The ARCL Copyright Discussion Group Forum

by Carla Myers on Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 09:46 am

Hi everyone! I've been trying to identify ways in which we can stay engaged with each other outside of our meetings at conferences. This forum was created for this discussion group almost 10 years ago but seems to have fallen out of use in the past few years. I'd like to revive it and use it as a tool for us to discuss copyright trends and issues, share information and educational resources with each other, and perhaps even plan some workshops and webinars between conference meetings.

Hi everyone! I've been trying to identify ways in which we can stay engaged with each other outside of our meetings at conferences. This forum was created for this discussion group almost 10 years ago but seems to have fallen out of use in the past few years. I'd like to revive it and use it as a tool for us to discuss copyright trends and issues, share information and educational resources with each other, and perhaps even plan some workshops and webinars between conference meetings. Please share your thoughts on all of this and let me know if you'd be interested in helping me plan some continuing education opportunities.

Best,

Carla Myers

ACRL Copyright Discussion Group Chair
Assistant Librarian & Coordinator of Scholarly Communications
Miami University Libraries
Oxford, Ohio 45056

 

 

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