Copyright and Open Licensing Issues

$175.00

Dates: January 4 - January 31

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

The question of copyright comes up frequently in librarianship, and issues surrounding copyright limitations pervade all aspects of library work including publishing, acquisitions, electronic resources management, metadata, resource sharing, and patron interactions. In this course, you will learn the foundations of copyright law, the types of resources that both are and are not covered by copyright restrictions, exceptions and limitations to copyright such as fair use and the TEACH Act, and open licensing options, including an overview of Creative Commons licenses. By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of how copyright law applies in multiple library settings and scenarios and be able to handle copyright questions from your community with more confidence and ease. Note: this course primarily focuses on United States copyright law.

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Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

The question of copyright comes up frequently in librarianship, and issues surrounding copyright limitations pervade all aspects of library work including publishing, acquisitions, electronic resources management, metadata, resource sharing, and patron interactions. In this course, you will learn the foundations of copyright law, the types of resources that both are and are not covered by copyright restrictions, exceptions and limitations to copyright such as fair use and the TEACH Act, and open licensing options, including an overview of Creative Commons licenses. By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of how copyright law applies in multiple library settings and scenarios and be able to handle copyright questions from your community with more confidence and ease. Note: this course primarily focuses on United States copyright law.

Course goals:

  • Understand the purpose of copyright law and the types of content that are and are not covered.
  • Be able to explain the ethical and legal underpinnings of copyright and develop a framework for determining copyright limitations and exceptions.
  • Explore and apply fair use and open licensing to make resources more accessible to the community your library serves.

Shanna Hollich

Shanna HollichShanna Hollich (they/them or she/her) is the Interim Director of Library Services and Collections Management Librarian at Wilson College. They have been doing research, reform, and advocacy work in the field of copyright and open access for several years in addition to their more usual day-to-day work in technical services and administration. They were part of the inaugural class of trained facilitator instructors for the Creative Commons Certificate Courses and have been teaching those courses for both librarians and educators for two years. They also serve as a member of the Steering Committee for Affordable Learning PA, Pennsylvania's statewide open and affordable textbook initiative. They hold an MLIS from Rutgers University and are currently working towards a Masters in Data Analytics from Penn State. You can find them on Twitter @srhlib.

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