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ALA Course on Becoming a Library Copyright Specialist

(via ALA)

ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated e-course starting on Tuesday, August 22.

Learning Outcomes
After participating in this eCourse, you will be able to:

  • understand what being the go-to copyright specialist means in your institution
  • evaluate the copyright issues in your institution
  • set priorities for your library when it comes to copyright and licensing issues
  • identify helpful resources on copyright law and licensing

Lesley Ellen Harris will help you become the copyright specialist at your institution. Educators, librarians, archivists, and other information professionals are often required to understand international copyright treaties and foreign copyright laws as well as the copyright laws in their own country—at least on a practical level. In this course, Harris will provide you with the knowledge you need to complete daily activities within the confines of copyright law. The role of the librarian as all-purpose copyright specialist is becoming increasingly important, and in this course, you will learn what makes a great one. You will also examine and evaluate the opportunities and challenges of being the go-to copyright specialist.

To see a course outline, go here.

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