This unit provides a primer on aspects of United States copyright law that relate to library publishing and provides guidance on creating two essential copyright policies: 1. An externally facing copyright policy for authors considering publishing with the library publishing unit; and 2. A copyright review policy for internal purposes (i.e. how to review submitted publications for copyright issues). Nothing in this unit substitutes for legal advice or constitutes legal advice. It is important to work closely with University Counsel when working to comply with University copyright policies, legal requirements, and the needs of the publishing group.
At the end of the session, participants will be able to…
|Audience:||iSchool students; new librarians|
|Ideal class size:||18 or fewer|
|Ideal unit length:||3 hours 10 minutes|
|Optimal for:||In person, instructor-led training to make the most of peer sharing|
The following resources may help instructors prepare to teach this unit.
The instructor may choose to assign the Unit 1 Narrative as pre-reading. The narrative covers the same material as the in-class presentations and activities and will be redundant if used in conjunction with in-class lectures.
Participants should read the following articles prior to the first session: