Understanding and Defending Copyright In Your Library

Feb 28, 2018 02:30pm -
Mar 07, 2018 04:00pm
(GMT-5)

Event Description

Limited Seating Open to SEFLIN members

This is a 2-part webinar series; your registration includes both webinars in the series.  There is no charge for SEFLIN members

Part 1 is on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2:30 - 4:00 pm  Eastern

Part 2 is on Wednesday, March 7, 2:30 - 4:00 pm Eastern

As a librarian, you are a defender of copyright and of proper and ethical access to information. In this two-part workshop, you’ll learn all about copyright, so you can help discern how your library and community can use print and digital materials within the confines of copyright law.

In the first 90-minute session, learn the basic rules of copyright law in ordinary terms and how to put its usage into context.  At the end of the first session, you will be able to explain the basics of copyright law, including:

What is protected by federal copyright law
The length of copyright protection
What rights a creator or copyright owner has
What is Fair Use
What is in the public domain

The session includes time for Q&A and an opportunity to submit questions that will be addressed during the second session.

In part two, we’ll build upon part one and tackle two important areas crucial to libraries: Fair Use and e-books.  Did you know there’s an actual test to determine if the use is fair? You’ll learn about that test and how e-books and other digital materials intersect with U.S. copyright law.  Given that digital works are generally licensed and not sold, we’ll also look at how we can advocate on behalf of our libraries and community members.

After participating in this two-part workshop, you will be able to  

Explain the basics of copyright law, including:

What is protected by federal copyright law
The length of copyright protection
What rights a creator or copyright owner has
What is Fair Use
What is in the public domain

Assist a member of the community or library staff in understanding the real meaning of Fair Use
Understand where e-books intersect with copyright law and why advocacy is needed

For more information go to this link

Presenter: Jill Hurst-Wahl

Jill Hurst-Wahl is a consultant, speaker, writer, and educator.  She is an associate professor of practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and the president of Hurst Associates, Ltd.  A former corporate librarian, Jill has alays been an advocate for increasing the impact of libraries, no matter the type of community or organization they serve.  She is a member of the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council and the Onondaga County Public Library Board of Trustees.  Her interests include copyright, the use of social media, and the future of the profession.


Event Type:Training
Category:Programming
Early registration ends on Jan 28, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Jan 29, 2018 and ends on Feb 14, 2018.
Late registration starts on Feb 15, 2018.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)