Notes from the Copyright Awareness Roundtable, July 2014

On July 23, the London chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild hosted a Copyright Roundtable, featuring lectures from Tom Adam of the University of Western Ontario, Bobby Glushko of the University of Toronto, and Prof. Samuel Trosow of the University of Western Ontario. The PLG have posted an informative summary of the content of the Roundtable on their blog, plglondon.wordpress.com.

PLG London

The roundtable we hosted this past Wednesday, July 23rd on copyright and contemporary librarianship was a resounding success! Thanks to all who attended and especially to our fantastic speakers who took the time to share their professional experiences and offer approaches to issues such as copyright literacy, risk mitigation, advocacy, and institutional policies. We’ve provided key points from the talk below:

Tom Adam, Project Manager and Special Advisor to the Provost
The Copyright Literacy Project @ Western

  • The library is the place where people should come for copyright information, especially in an academic environment
    • As creator, user and enabler of content as well as resources/tools for the academic community
  • The Copyright project is currently in its third phase
    • (1) Fall – December 2013: Environmental scan, launch of copyright website
    • (2) January – May 2014: Further development of website, strategies for delivering the message campus-wide
    • (3) June – December 2014:…

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