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Discussion Upcoming CopyTalk Webinar--Copyright Librarian Starter Kit

by Carla Myers on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 10:55 am

We have another cool CopyTalk planned for February 1! Mark your calendars for 2:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Pacific time for our one-hour session on the Copyright Librarian Starter Kit.
 

We have another cool CopyTalk planned for February 1! Mark your calendars for 2:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Pacific time for our one-hour session on the Copyright Librarian Starter Kit.
 
Many librarians are finding themselves in the position of being the local copyright expert. Some of these librarians are professionals who applied for a formal copyright librarian posting. However, other librarians are tasked with taking on copyright, in order to fill a growing yet unclear need in their organization, while retaining their other job responsibilities. Emilie will share what she has learned in her first years of service, in her full-time librarian position as the Copyright/Fair Use Librarian for an American research university.
 
The purpose of this webinar is to help other incoming copyright librarians know what to expect, and to prepare them with a basic knowledge base of user needs, in order to ease into them into their new role. This CopyTalk will provide specific guidance, and include “hands on” best practices. A sample of the topics covered are finding collaborators within and beyond the library, how to start building the foundation for an education program, understanding what advocacy looks like, and getting a handle on the kinds of questions a Copyright Librarian answers. 
 
Emilie Algenio is the Copyright/Fair Use Librarian for the Texas A&M University Libraries, and she focuses on copyright education and outreach. She recently co-presented on their program for graduate students at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ annual meeting in Poland. She started her career as the Library Resident at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, followed by her position as the Consortia Resources Coordinator for the University of Texas System Libraries. Emilie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Guilford College, has a Masters of Library and Information Science from Simmons College, and is a 2014 graduate of Harvard University’s “CopyrightX.”
 
 
Day/Time: Thursday, February 1, at 2:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Pacific for our hour long free webinar. 
Go to http://ala.adobeconnect.com/copytalk/ and sign in as a guest. You’re in!
 
This program is brought to you by the OITP Copyright Education Subcommittee.
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Discussion New Authors Alliance Guide on Fair Use for Nonfiction Authors!

by Carla Myers on Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 08:31 am

The Authors Alliance has announced the release of our brand-new guide to 

The Authors Alliance has announced the release of our brand-new guide to Fair Use for Nonfiction Authors! The guide is designed to empower authors to exercise their right to use source materials to further their research and writing goals by helping them to make confident fair use decisions. This new guide is the latest addition to thier growing library of resource books for authors, which includes educational guides for rights reversion and open access.

Inspired by the work of Peter Jaszi and Patricia Aufderheide at the Center for Media and Social Impact at American University, this guide focuses on best practices for nonfiction authors—from biographers to science writers, historians to literary critics, memoirists to academics, and beyond—who depend on the use of copyrighted materials in their work.

The guide will help nonfiction authors who want to do things like:

  • Include song lyrics in an academic paper discussing musical trends;
  • Quote from a novel to analyze the author’s use of metaphors in a work of literary criticism;
  • Incorporate a photograph in an article about the photographer’s use of light and shadow;
  • Use a chart in a scientific paper critiquing a researcher’s methodology and findings; or
  • Quote from unpublished letters in a memoir.

The guide addresses three common situations faced by nonfiction authors in which fair use may apply: 1) criticizing, discussing, or commenting on copyrighted material; 2) using copyrighted material to support a point made in the author’s work; and 3) using copyrighted material for non-consumptive research.  It also addresses the most frequently asked questions about fair use and clears up some common misconceptions about when it might apply.

The Authors Alliance wishes to thank Rob Walker and the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at UC Berkeley School of Law for their help in researching and drafting the guide, which features extensive input from nonfiction authors, copyright experts, and partner organizations. The guide has also been endorsed by the American Council of Learned Societies and the Association for Information Science and Technology.

Download the guide and learn more about fair use at their new Fair Use resource page. And, if you have any fair use questions or experiences to share, please get in touch with the Authors Alliance at info@authorsalliance.org

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Discussion CopyTalk Webinar--Where oh where is the public domain?

by Carla Myers on Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 08:35 am

There is another CopyTalk planned for December 7th, 2017, 2pm Eastern/11:00am Pacific time on the public domain.

There is another CopyTalk planned for December 7th, 2017, 2pm Eastern/11:00am Pacific time on the public domain.

We often assume that older works are in the public domain, but how can we know for sure? Peter Hirtle, the author of the frequently cited resource, “Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States“, will provide an overview of the public domain: what it is, how works rise into it, what is copyright renewal, and some of the common mistakes he has made when trying to determine the public domain status of a work.

Peter Hirtle is an Affiliate Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Until his retirement from Cornell in 2015, he served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Cornell University Library with a special mandate to address intellectual property issues. He is an archivist by training with an MA in History from Johns Hopkins and an MLS with a concentration in archival science from the University of Maryland. Hirtle is a Fellow and Past President of the Society of American Archivists and is a member of its Working Group on Intellectual Property. He was a member of the Copyright Office’s Section 108 Study Group and a contributing author to the LibraryLaw.com blog.

Day/Time: Thursday, December 7th at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific for our hour long free webinar. Go tohttp://ala.adobeconnect.com/copytalk/ and sign in as a guest. You’re in!

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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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