GREAT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FROM ALA EDITIONS!
A 90-Minute Event on Wednesday, October 24
2:30pm Eastern | 1:30 Central |12:30 Mountain | 11:30am Pacific
For librarians, researchers, and many other library users, the open access movement has enabled easy and reliable access to a wide range of new publications. However, the success of open access hinges on the terms in the agreements between authors and publishers. The copyright language that spells out whether the public will have access to specific material might be buried in a cryptic, pro forma email attachment or even a click-through agreement. Don’t let your materials stay hidden under a rock—facilitate access by learning to be proactive with the expert advice of copyright authority Kenneth D. Crews. In this ALA Editions workshop you will learn to
- Be a good steward for your institution’s rights
- Scrutinize the publication contracts for your projects and advise faculty and researchers
- Identify key language for a range of publishing agreement provisions
- Negotiate the copyright clause of agreements
- Increase usage of new publications by facilitating access for the wider community
This is the second in a series of occasional webinars called Crews on Copyright, in which he will address a specific application of copyright law, complementing his bestselling book, Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions.
Kenneth D. Crews has specialized for more than 25 years in copyright issues as they relate to education, libraries and research. He directs the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University and teaches in the Columbia Law School.
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