ALA webinars


Crews on   Copyright
Open Access and Your Publications: What’s Copyright Got to Do with It?
A Workshop with   Kenneth D. Crews

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.

Open Source Software for Libraries:
How it Works; What it Can do for You
An eCourse with   Diane Kovacs and Diane Adler
4-Week eCourse runs from   October 15 through November 9

Open source software offers libraries the opportunity to save money and maintain a degree of flexibility and control over their own   software that they may not get with proprietary programs. In this new eCourse, students will explore the open source movement and learn about its implications for libraries. Experienced technology trainers Kovacs and Adler will explain what open source means, how it works, and will demonstrate its many applications for libraries and librarians.

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