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    Proposed Project on Copyright for Librarians Proposed Project on Copyright for Librarians Presentation Transcript

    • Copyright for Librarians Jenna Rinalducci Virtual Reference Environments Fall 2007
    • Content Choices
      • Copyright continues to be a popular topic
      • Unique issues so aimed project at 3 audiences
        • Educators, Students, Librarians
        • Groups constantly faced with copyright issues
        • Wrote introduction to tie them together
        • Link to presentations from introduction
      • Librarians try to balance providing access & protecting copyright
      • Trusted web and print resources
      • Highlight key issues relevant to libraries:
        • Fair Use
        • Licensing
        • Digital Content
        • Reproductions
    • Usability Concerns
      • Straightforward usability issues (font size, color of hyperlinks…)
      • Perceived usability or aesthetics in terms of how visually appealing the design is
      • Main issues :
        • Color
        • Font
        • Animation
    • Technical Issues
      • Initially chose PowerPoint for guides
        • Offers easy way to present information, include links…
      • However, not everyone using IPL has access to PowerPoint so converting into PDF and Flash documents
        • PDF: Include menu for navigation
        • Flash: Easy conversion to webpage
    • Let’s take a look at the guide
      • ©
    • Copyright for Librarians
      • Copyright is a growing concern.
      • Librarians are part of a :
        • Providing access to information
        • Protecting copyright laws
      • More and more librarians are thrown into the role of
      • Librarians face unique concerns.
      copyright expert balancing act Set up reasons copyright important for librarians
    • Important Issues for Librarians:
      • Licensing
      • Podcasts, screencasts, etc.
      • Photocopying/scanning
      • Library website
      • Interlibrary Loan
      • Academic & School Librarians ! Course Reserves
      Some of the issues addressed
    • Licensing issues affect …
      • Databases
        • Number of library users allowed to access e-books and online journals at one time
      • Digital exhibits
        • Most works are licensed which affects how images are used
        • Permission to distribute should be addressed in license
      • Audiovisual items
        • Can the library create viewing copies?
        • Have to get permission for non-academic viewing
      • Archives
        • Determines how the material can be used
      • Interlibrary Loan
        • Can the library participate?
      Present some of the main issues related to copyright
    • Websites on Licensing
      • Licensing Digital Information: A Resource for Librarians from Yale University Libraries and the Council on Library & Information Resources http://www.library.yale.edu/%7Ellicense
      • Includes model license agreement & vocabulary list
      • Libraries and Licensing from American Library Association’s Washington Office http://www.ala.org/ala/washoff/woissues/copyrightb/librariesandlicensing/LibrariesAndLicensing.cfm
      • Crash Course: Licensing Resources from Univ. of Texas http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/INTELLECTUALPROPERTY/licrsrcs.htm
      Follow with reliable web-based resources so they can find more information
    • Question #2: Nature of Material Being Used
      • How would you describe the work?
        • Factual
        • Published
        • VS
        • Unpublished work
        • Fiction
        • Creative: Art, music, novels, films, plays
      Lean toward Fair Use Lean toward Copyright Infringement Introduce 4 main questions when determining fair use
    • Librarians Love Books… about
      • Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators . By Kenneth Crews & Dwayne K. Buttler, 2005 (Copyright Management Center, Indiana U.-Purdue, http:// www.copyright.iupui.edu/index.htm )
      • Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for Librarians . By Carrie Russell, 2004.
      • The Complete Copyright Liability Handbook for Librarians and Educators . By Tomas A. Lipinski, 2006.
      • Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians . By Lesley Ellen Harris, 2002.
      • Librarian's Guide to Intellectual Property in the Digital Age . By Timothy Lee Wherry, 2002 .
      • Copyright In Cyberspace 2: Questions & Answers For Librarians . By Gretchen McCord Hoffmann, 2005
      Copyright Offer print resources, not just websites
    • Disclaimers
      • As with all things legal, there is a disclaimer :
      • Presentation is not a definitive guide . It is:
        • Introduction to copyright issues facing librarians
        • Starting point for thinking about copyright in the library
      • 2. Guide created by a librarian , not a lawyer.
        • Lawyers are people too!
        • Take advantage of legal resources at your institution.
        • Contact U.S. Copyright Office: http:// www.copyright.gov .
      Noticed other guides included disclaimers