December 2015 program: Copyright Bootcamp

This fall, ACRL New England’s Scholarly Communication Interest Group is offering both a one- or two-day copyright workshop, in two different locations, taught by the New England Copyright Crew (NECC)!  NECC includes Laura Quilter (Copyright and Information Policy Librarian, UMass Amherst), who spearheaded this approach last year at UMass, Kyle Courtney (Copyright Advisor, Harvard University), Ellen Finnie Duranceau (Program Manager, Scholarly Publishing, Copyright & Licensing, MIT Libraries), and Joan Emmet (Licensing & Copyright Librarian, Yale University).

Those who are already familiar with "Foundational Copyright" topics may elect to attend only the second day; others may wish to attend only the first day, or both days. 

Foundational Copyright (Dec. 1 Boston; Dec. 15 Amherst)

The first day is a “Foundational Copyright” session, with Kyle Courtney & Laura Quilter, including:

9:00 - 9:30            Registration & continental breakfast

9:30 - 10:00          Introductions & Assessment

10:00 - 11:00        Copyright Basics.  What is copyrightable?  What rights does copyright cover (what’s a derivative work)?

11:10 - 12:00        Copyright Exceptions in Higher Education.  We’ll review the particular provisions for those working in libraries and educational settings, including Section 108 (Interlibrary Loan), Section 109 (the first sale doctrine), Section 110 (video performances in the classroom and the TEACH Act), Section 121 (reproduction for blind and other disabilities), as well as Section 504 (remedies for infringement), and introduce Section 107 (fair use).  

12:00 - 1:00          Lunch.  A fun working lunch! 

1:00 – 3:00           Fair Use - What is it, and how does it work?  We’ll read a case to see it in action and work through some scenarios. 

3:00 - 3:30            Introduction to Orphan Works, Digitization, and Fair Use. We’ll review the issue, look at on-the-ground strategizes employed by libraries and archives, and consider the various approaches proposed by the Copyright Office. Bring your collection ideas for discussion!

3:30 - 3:45            Wrap up. 

Advanced Topics : Licensing, Negotiation, and Scholarly Communication (Dec. 2 Boston, Dec. 16 Amherst)

9:00 - 9:30            Registration and continental breakfast

9:30 - 10:00          Introductions & Ice Breaking Exercise.

10:00 - 11:30        Joan Emmet, Yale - Library Licensing: An overview of contracts for library content; hands-on exercise learning to spot key Issues that should be negotiated.

11:30 - 12:30        Lunch.  Conversation Topic.

12:30 - 1:30          Ellen Finnie, MIT – Negotiation methods and theory & introducing Scholarly Communication issues into library content licenses. Includes a hands-on exercise using “principled negotiation” to engage with a vendor on adding scholarly communication-related supports to a license.

1:45 - 2:30            Laura Quilter, UMass - Authors & Scholarly Communication. Includes an overview of copyright in relation to author contracts, a hands-on exercise reviewing an author publication agreement, and pointers about talking with authors about their publication agreements.

2:45 - 3:30            Kyle Courtney, Harvard - Open Access & Nonexclusive Licensing, including an overview of Creative Commons licensing and how open access policies can change the copyright default for authors and provide a legal mechanism for institutions to share author works.

3:30 - 3:45   Wrap up.