Copyright and Contracts: Moving Beyond Text in IRs

An ALCTS webcast.

As the content in institutional repositories expands to include media, data and other format types, concerns over copyright also swell. Moreover, with institutions using social media sites such as Flickr and YouTube to highlight the institution's intellectual output and collections, the contractual terms of these sites also need to be considered. This session allows attendees a chance to navigate the legal landscape of IRs with creative content, and intends to include time for audience Q&A.

Learning Outcomes

This session provides insights into how the IR can be used to capture more than the scholarly and research output of the institution.

Who Should Attend

All those who have implemented, or are considering implementing, an institutional repository.

Course Level & Prerequisites

No special knowledge is required, however, interest in an IR would be helpful.


Lisa Macklin is the Director, Libraries Intellectual Property Rights Office for Emory University. Lisa received her library degree from the University of South Florida and her law degree from Georgia State University. Lisa focuses on copyright, licensing and scholarly communication issues, working with faculty and students on the application of copyright law to teaching, research and publishing. Her interests include transformations in scholarship and publishing, including new models of scholarship in digital form and the Open Access movement.


Available 24/7. Originally presented Wednesday, January 26, 2011





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