Creative Commons Crash Course

Wednesday, 10/7/2015
  • 2:30 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:30 PM (Central)
  • 12:30 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:30 AM (Pacific)
Creative Common LogoSince the first versions were released in 2002, Creative Commons licenses have become an important part of the copyright landscape, particularly for organizations that are interested in freely sharing information and materials. Participants in this 90 minute webinar will learn about the current Creative Commons licenses and how they relate to copyright law.
 
This webinar will follow up on Carli Spina’s highly popular Ignite Session at the 2015 ALA Mid Winter conference.  Carli will explain how to find materials that are Creative Commons-licensed, how to appropriately use such items and how to apply Creative Commons licenses to newly created materials. It will also include demonstrations of some important tools that make use of Creative Commons-licensed media. This program will be useful for librarians interested in instituting a Creative Commons licensing policy at their institutions, as well as those who are interested in finding free media for use in library materials.

Takeaways

1.: Participants will understand the features of Creative Commons licenses and how they relate to copyright law.
2.: Participants will learn how to find, use, and provide proper attribution for Creative Commons-licensed materials.
3.: Participants will learn how they can offer their own creations under a Creative Commons license and why they might want to do so
    
Course Materials: Participants will have access to my course slides and a handout related to the resources presented, which will be at least partially based on the resources in my research guide (http://guides.library.harvard.edu/mediafinder).

Who Should Attend

Librarians interested in copyright or those who frequently create digital or physical materials for their library

Presenter

Carli Spina is the Emerging Technologies and Research Librarian at the Harvard Law School Library. There she is responsible for teaching research and technology classes, as well as working on technology projects and creating online learning objects. She has presented both online and in-person on copyright and technology topics. Carli also offers copyright training and assistance to patrons and staff and maintains a guide to finding and understanding Creative Commons and public domain materials. Prior to becoming a librarian, she worked as an attorney at an international law firm. You can find more information about her work, publications, and presentations at carlispina.com.

Carli Spina

Registration

Cost

  • LITA Member: $45
  • Non-Member: $105
  • Group: $196

Adobe Connect login info will be sent to registrants the just prior to the start date.

How to Register

Register Online  page arranged by session date (login required)

OR

Mail or fax form to ALA Registration

OR call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5

OR email registration@ala.org

Tech Requirements

Live, synchronous lectures will require attendee participation via internet audio. Attendees will need a wired, high-speed internet connection, and a headset or speakers.  It is recommended that attendees use headsets connected to their computers (VOIP) during an Adobe Connect session. All attendees are muted and should use the built in chat function to communicate with presenters.  The use of computer speakers with a mic is not recommended, as it may cause echo. The recommended browser is Mozilla Foxfire although other browsers should work adequately for attending.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration:  call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org.