Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community

 

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new session of the popular facilitated eCourse Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community. Lesley Ellen Harris, a copyright, licensing, and digital property lawyer who works with the information industry, will serve as instructor for this four week course, which begins on September 9, 2013.
 
Libraries are hubs of content, not all of it purchased or licensed from traditional publishers. As libraries move into the roles of publisher, platform-provider, or aggregator, making sure that your staff has basic knowledge of copyright is important. Following copyright best practices can protect your institution from cease-and-desist letters, time-draining threats, and lawsuits. The first step is to develop an effective and practical copyright education plan.
 
Lesley Ellen Harris, an intellectual property attorney, has trained libraries, museums, and corporations in copyright. In this 4-week eCourse, she will guide you step by step through developing a copyright education program for your staff and community. 
 
 

Learning Outcomes

 

Topics Covered in this course:
 
  • Understanding the risks of copyright infringement and how to protect your library from lawsuits
  • Understanding the need for compliance under U.S. and global copyright law
  • Evaluating copyright issues in your library
  • Developing a copyright education plan
  • Assessing materials, content, and technology in order to equip an instruction team for your institution
  • Keeping your educational program up to date

Instructor(s)

Lesley Ellen Harris, an intellectual property attorney, has trained libraries, museums, and corporations in copyright. In this 4-week eCourse, she will guide you step by step through developing a copyright education program for your staff and community. 

Date(s) & Time(s)

This four week course begins on September 9, 2013.

Fee

The fee for this course is $175.00. Registration can be purchased at the ALA Store: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3487.

How to Register

Registration for this ALA Editions facilitated eCourse, which begins on September 9, 2013, can be purchased at the ALA Store.   http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3487