ALCTS Webinar: Copyright Issues for Growing Digital Collections

Wednesday, September 3 , 2014

Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern
and last about an hour.

Presenter will share experiences working with a legal services department
at an academic campus. After eighteen months of getting no signed
copyrights transferred to the university from authors and copyright
holders, she was able to convince the legal heads that what was really
needed was a form in which authors and copyright holders would give them
permission to digitize their works to share freely with the world, but
retain their copyright. Once they instituted their own nonexclusive,
royalty-free form, they were able to get permissions to grow their digital
collections by more than eight hundred articles and books. Presenter will
also cover how she located copyright holders and will share the types of
permissions she was successful in obtaining, including heirs, government
research authors, small publishing companies, and individual authors.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will get a new look at what used to be thought of as a
complicated process. The presenter will present a simplified process, give
good resources, and admit when something is beyond her knowledge or
experience. The best thing is not to be overwhelmed and have fun with the
process. Resources will include websites, electronic discussion lists, and
articles on best practices for universities, historical societies, and

Who Should Attend?

Digital librarians and archivists who work with gifts, copyright, and
digital initiatives.

Course Level & Prerequisites

Beginner and intermediate level; no prerequisites.


Julie Carmen graduated from Emporia State University in 2009 with a
master’s of library science and a graduate-level certificate in archives.
She earned her BA in interdisciplinary studies specializing in science and
music from Saint Mary of the Plains College. Carmen has been self-employed
as a consultant focusing on archives and cataloging and has worked for a
historical society in Colorado and at the Center for Oil Shale Technology
and Research at Colorado School of Mines. Her experience includes archival
and preservation applications to special collections, processing and
cataloging gifts, creating digital files, public outreach for special
collections and archives, copyright adherence for digitization projects,
and the study of digitization policies.


ALCTS Member (individual) . . . $43

Nonmember (individual) . . . $59

International (individual) . . . $43


(Applies to a group of people who will watch the webinar together from one
access point.)

Member group . . . $99

Nonmember group . . . $129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to
the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to
the recorded session, so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the
time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the
recording at your convenience.

How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form

or register by mail

for the session you would like to attend.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email For all other
questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS
Events Manager, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.