Materials on Copyright in the ALA Library Collection

ALA Official Positions/Advocacy

ALA Positions Page on Copyright 

ALA Copyright Tools

Why Librarians Care about Intellectual Property Law and Policy 

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) 

The Copyright, Legislation, Education and Advocacy Network (CLEAN)

CopyTalk Webinar Archive

ALA Library Collection

Complete Copyright for K-12 Librarians and Educators by Carrie Russell (2012). Available both as eBook and as physical copy, call number KF2995.R87 2012. 

The Complete Copyright Liability Handbook For Librarians and Educators by Thomas A. Lipinski (2006) Only available as physical copy, call number KF3080. L57 3006.

Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World edited by Sara R Benson (2019). Only available as physical copy, call number Z649.L53 C66 2019. 

Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for US Libraries, Archives and Museums by Peter B Hirtle, Emily Hudson, and Andrew T. Kenyon (2009). Available both as eBook and as a physical copy, call number KF2996.H57 2009. 

Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions by Kenneth D Crews and Dwayne K Buttler (2006). Only available as eBook. 

Copyright Questions and Answers for Information Professionals: From the Columns of Against the Grain by Laura N Gasaway (2013). Only available as physical copy, call number KF303.1. G375 2013. 

Copyright: What Everyone Needs to Know by Neil Netanel (2018). Only available as physical copy, call number KF2995. N483 2018. 

The Digital Librarian's Legal Handbook by John Ng'ang'a Gathegi (2012). Only available as a physical copy, call number KF2995 . G38 2012. 

Fair Use Challenges in Academic and Research Libraries by Prudence S Adler (2010). Only available as eBook.

The Librarian's Legal Companion for Licensing Information and Resources and Services by Thomas A. Lipinski (2013) Available as eBook and as physical copy at both Chicago and Washington Offices, call number KF3002. L57 2013. 

American Libraries Online


Covid-19 Webinar: Considering Copyright During a Crisis. April 6, 2020. 

Copyright and Covid-19, Part Two. April 20, 2020. 


Wading the Muddy Waters: Educating on Copyright and Digital Archives by Laurie D Borman. October 22, 2019 (Sponsored by GALE)

Hooking Your Audience on Copyright by Laura Quilter. June 1, 2020. 

College and Research Library News

Copyright to the University: Tips on Informing, Educating, and Enabling by Timothy Peters. Vol 72 no. 10 (2011).

Innovative Copyright: Unique Resources for Copyright Education by Lauren Dodge and Jennifer Sams. Vol 72 no. 10 (2011). 

Designing a Flexible Outreach Program for Scholarly Communication and Copyright Services by LeEtta Schmidt and Jason Boczar. Vol 82 no. 5 (2021). 

Liberating Digital Collections: Rights Review of Digital Collections at the Ohio State University Libraries by Sandra Aya Enimil. Vol 81 no. 10 (2020). 

College and Research Libraries 

Copyright and Digital Collections: A Data-Driven Roadmap for Right Statement Success by Sara R. Benson and Hannah Stitzlein. Vol 81 no. 5 (2020). 

Copyright Renewal of US Books Published in 1932: Re-Analyzing Ringer's Study to Determine a More Accurate Renewal Rate for Books by Carlstone et al. Vol 79 no. 5 (2018). 

Same Question, Different World: Replicating an Open Access Impact Study by Julie Arendt, Bettina Pacemaker, and Hillary Miller. Vol 80 no. 3 (2019). 

Knowledge Quest


Copyright Implications in the Covid-19 World by Emily Wagner. March 25, 2020. 

When 'Open' isn't Open: Understanding Copyright and Permissions for OER by Morgen Larsen. March 3, 2020. 

Information Technologies and Libraries 

Is Creative Commons a Panacea for Managing Digital Humanities by Yi Ding. Vol 38 no. 3 (September 2019).

Copyright: Regulation Out of Line with our Digital Reality? by Abigail J. McDermott. Vol 31 no. 1 (March 2008). 

Public Libraries Online

News and Opinion

The Other Side of Copyright by Melanie Griffin. February 29, 2016. 

Amazon, eBooks, Copyright and Libraries by Daniel Berra. May 18, 2021. 

Copyright Consideration for Film and other Media by Korte et al. June 5, 2014. 

Reference and User Services Quarterly 

Managing Copyright Services at a University by Donna L. Ferullo. Vol 51 no. 2 (2011).

The Reuse Evangelist: Taking Ownership of Copyright Questions at your Library by Daniel Hickey. Vol 51 no. 1 (2011).