Copyright and Digital Services in Academic Libraries
Dick Kawooya, School of Library and Information Science,
Risk assessment and avoidance has come to define the work of librarians, especially in academic environments. Any initiative involving scanning, photocopying or creating electronic reserve (e-reserve) materials for faculty automatically raises the question: will I or the institution be sued? What does the Copyright law, fair use in particular, permit? While such assessment is welcome for academic librarians to avoid copyright infringement, the current state of trepidation stifles and undermines innovative services by librarians. Two recent lawsuits involving the HathiTrust1 (HathiTrust case) and Georgia State University (GSU case), best illustrate the legal conundrums faced by academic libraries in the development and delivery of innovative electronic content and services.
This workshop is designed to help librarians in academic and other environments understand the copyright questions surrounding digital content with a specific reference to legal and practical issues surrounding e-reserve, interlibrary loan and digital preservation services. A brief overview of the US Copyright law will be provided. Participants will be able to participate in an exercise in copyright policy making for their libraries or academic institutions.
ROI and More
Jennifer Arns, School of Library and Information Science, USC
Public libraries are increasingly being asked to describe the contributions they make to communities in which they are located in convincing economic and social terms. This workshop will explore some of the ways that this information can be developed and communicated effectively to busy policymakers, the press, and those who might use this information to craft effective advocacy strategies.
Resource Description and Access (RDA): The New Cataloging
Susan Rathbun-Grubb, School of Library and Information Science, USC
This workshop provides an overview of the new cataloging rules, focusing on changes from AACR2 and the impact these changes could have on your library catalog.
Graphic Novels, Comics, and the Common Core: Using Graphic
Novels across the Secondary Curriculum
Karen Gavigan, School of Library and Information Science, USC
Graphic novels are an increasingly popular format for today’s learners. This session will present the hottest graphic novels for grades 6-12, along with the research supporting their use in classrooms and libraries. Ideas for lesson plans and programming will be presented for using graphic novels to support the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner and the Common Core State Standards. A bibliography and a handout of professional resources will be provided.