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Discussion March 1st CopyTalk--Who owns culture? An Introduction to Copyright for Undergraduate Students

by Carla Myers on Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 07:53 pm

The next CopyTalk webinar will explore teaching undergraduates about copyright. Sounds like a tall order, but these undergraduates actually choose to take a semester-length copyright course as an elective.

Tammy Ravas will discuss her multidisciplinary approach to teaching copyright, outline the topics taught in the course, give examples of lesson plans, show general progress of students enrolled in the class, and share what worked and what did not.

The next CopyTalk webinar will explore teaching undergraduates about copyright. Sounds like a tall order, but these undergraduates actually choose to take a semester-length copyright course as an elective.

Tammy Ravas will discuss her multidisciplinary approach to teaching copyright, outline the topics taught in the course, give examples of lesson plans, show general progress of students enrolled in the class, and share what worked and what did not.

Ravas is an Associate Professor of the Mansfield Library Faculty at the University of Montana where she serves as the Visual and Performing Arts Librarian. She received her BM in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam as well as her MLS and MA in Music History from SUNY at Buffalo as well as Level 1 Certification in Copyright Management and Leadership from the, now defunct, Center for Intellectual Property at the University of Maryland. Professor Ravas has presented papers and taught workshops about copyright at the state, national, and international levels.

This webinar is bound to be popular, so please sign into the Adobe Connect site early on Thursday, March 1 at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific to secure a space. (Registration is capped at 100.)

As always, this webinar is free! Go to ala.adobeconnect.com/copytalk and sign in as a guest.

All of the CopyTalk webinars are archived here. This program is brought to you by the ALA Washington Office’s copyright education subcommittee.

Best,
Carla Myers

ACRL Copyright Discussion Group Co-chair
Coordinator of Scholarly Communications
Miami University
myersc2@miamioh.edu

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Discussion ACRL Copyright Discussion Group Midwinter Update

by Carla Myers on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 03:41 pm

I wanted to provide a recap of our meeting at midwinter. We started off with introductions. Each person gave their name, institutional affiliation, and shared what brought them to the meeting. Based off the questions/issues participants shared we discussed a few copyright topics, including:

I wanted to provide a recap of our meeting at midwinter. We started off with introductions. Each person gave their name, institutional affiliation, and shared what brought them to the meeting. Based off the questions/issues participants shared we discussed a few copyright topics, including:

  • Working with attorneys in the Office of General Counsel's office when developing copyright policy or answering copyright questions.
  • Institutional copyright policies, with an emphasis on remembering the mission of our institutions. We also talked about the value in tracking copyright questions received to see if there are specific areas of copyright education interest/need at our institutions. Popular areas of consultation discussed by group members included: fair use, publication contracts, what is ok to share with others in an educational setting.
  • The reuse and sharing of student works was also discussed.
  • The discussion ended with questions about copyright considerations related to digitization projects members are pursuing at their institution.

​We'll be holding another meeting at ALA Annual in New Orleans and, if you're attending, I hope you'll join us. In the meantime, please keep an eye on this form for information on educational opportunities regarding copyright.

Best,
Carla Myers

ACRL Copyright Discussion Group Co-chair
Coordinator of Scholarly Communications
Miami University
myersc2@miamioh.edu

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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.
 Come join us!

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Discussion February 1 CopyTalk: the Copyright Librarian Starter Kit

by Carla Myers on Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 03:06 pm

We have another cool CopyTalk planned for February 1! Mark your calendars for 2:00 pm Eastern / 1:00 pm Central / 12:00 pm Mountain / 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 / 1:00 pm Central / 12:00 pm Mountain / 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.

Best,

 

Carla Myers

ACRL Copyright Discussion Group Co-chair
Coordinator of Scholarly Communications
Miami University

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Discussion ALA Midwinter 2018 Discussion Group Meeting

by Carla Myers on Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 08:44 pm

If you'll be attending ALA Midwinter this year please plan on attending our Discussion Group's meeting which will be held from 10:30am-11:30am on Saturday, February 10 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, Tower Court C. During our meeting we'll be discussing legislative, judicial and regulatory developments related to copyright and libraries in higher education. The meeting is not limited to Discussion Group members only! Anyone who is interested in learning more about copyright is welcome to attend.

If you'll be attending ALA Midwinter this year please plan on attending our Discussion Group's meeting which will be held from 10:30am-11:30am on Saturday, February 10 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, Tower Court C. During our meeting we'll be discussing legislative, judicial and regulatory developments related to copyright and libraries in higher education. The meeting is not limited to Discussion Group members only! Anyone who is interested in learning more about copyright is welcome to attend.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the meeting, and I hope to see you there!

Best,

Carla Myers

ACRL Copyright Discussion Group Co-chair
Coordinator of Scholarly Communications
Miami University
myersc2@miamioh.edu

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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.

 

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