The workshop covers copyright information relevant to professionals in cultural institutions, offering a deeper understanding of copyright law and how it relates to their collections, services, and patrons. This is an introductory session; no prior knowledge or experience is expected.
Outcomes include: 1) comprehending the relationship between copyright law and the work of cultural institutions, 2) the ability to navigate the rights of creators and users, and 3) a knowledge of statutory exceptions and how to apply them in day-to-day work. Some takeaways are a high-value experience with in-person assistance, a Best Resources list, and fostering relationships between participants who will benefit by learning from each other.
This workshop will benefit attendees who deal with copyright ownership and status issues. Presenter Yvonne Dooley is the Copyright Specialist at the University of North Texas, and previously worked at the U.S. Copyright Office. Co-presenter Emilie Algenio is the Copyright/Fair Use Librarian at Texas A&M University Libraries, and currently teaches copyright for their Special Collections cohort.
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