The good folk at American Libraries have a monthly vodcast which brings together a panel of experts to discuss a specific topic. A recent episode focused on copyright and the library sector. Whilst the discussion specifically relates to the United States legal context many of the issues discussed have relevance to Australian public libraries.
Copyright issues pose many challenges for librarians. In an era when we rely increasingly on electronic materials while still making use of traditional resources, our picture of rights and responsibilities can get cloudy. In “Copyright Conundrum” a panel of experts will discuss the challenges we face and strategies you can use to help navigate copyright in this rapidly evolving area. Please tune in Thursday, April 10 at 2 p.m. Eastern for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go.
Expert panel for this episode:
Rebecca Butler, Professor in the Department of Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment, College of Education, at Northern Illinois University, author of Copyright for Teachers and Librarians in the 21st Century
Sandra Aya Enimil, Head of the Copyright Resources Center at The Ohio State University Library
Carrie Russell, Director, Program on Public Access to Information, Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) of the American Library Association
Laura Quilter, Copyright and Information Policy Librarian at the UMass Amherst Libraries