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Copyright Instruction Library Guide

Library Publishing Curriculum

The enclosed documents were published by the Library Publishing Curriculum published by Educopia Institute, the Library Publishing Coalition, and the IMLS.  The entire module can be found (besides herein) online.  

The Library Publishing Curriculum is a suite of synchronous and asynchronous professional development offerings for librarians. This dynamic, extensible, multimedia curriculum is intended to empower librarians to meet local demands to launch and/or enhance scholarly publishing activities. The initial curriculum released in 2018 will include four modules that address major competencies in library publishing: Content, Impact, Policy, and Sustainability. Each module has been authored by field experts, and each is roughly the equivalent of a 6-hour "course."

Editors: Melanie Schlosser, Educopia Institute; Katherine Skinner, Educopia Institute; Hannah Ballard, Educopia Institute; Nancy Maron, BlueSky to BluePrint

About this Module

The Policy Module covers how library publishers develop policies that guide specific areas of their work. In this initial release, it is focused on policies related to copyright, diversity, and digital preservation, and guidance on creating legal agreements. We recognize that there are many more policies that may be used by library publishers, and hope to expand this module in future.

Authors: Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian and Assistant Professor, University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Harriet Green, Interim Head of Scholarly Communication and Publishing, English and Digital Humanities Librarian and associate professor, University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Merinda Kaye Hensley, Associate Professor and the Digital Scholarship Liaison and Instruction Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Janet Swatscheno, Visiting Digital Publishing Specialist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library; Katherine Skinner, Educopia Institute; Melanie Schlosser, Educopia Institute


Except where otherwise indicated, original content in the Library Publishing Curriculum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 license. You are free to share, adopt, or adapt the materials. We encourage broad adoption of these materials for teaching and other professional development purposes, and invite you to customize them for your own needs.