On August 10, 2006, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School released Research Publication No. 2006-09, The Digital Learning Challenge: Obstacles to Eductional Uses of Copyrighted Material in the Digital Age.
Authored by Berkman Center Faculty Director, William W. Fisher and Berkman Fellow, William MCGeveran, the paper reports the results of a year long study conducted by the Digital Media Project at the Berkman Center. Drawing on research, interviews, and participatory workshops the Fisher and MCGeveran identify four main obstacles to the use of copyrighted works in education. You can download the paper, without charge, at the Berkman Center's publications site.
The University of Maryland Center for Intellectual Property announces its 2006-2007 online workshop series. This year's offerings begin on October 2 with a workshop moderated by Laura Gasaway, professor of law and director, Law Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prof. Gasaway's focus will be on electronic reserve service and copyright in the academic library.
In November (Nov. 6-17) Carrie Russell from the Office for Information Technology Policy at the American Library Association will conduct sessions on developing copyright education programs.
In January 2007 (Jan. 22-Feb 2) Kimberly Kelley, Associate Provost, Information and Library Services, and Dean, Academic Resources and Services, University of Maryland University College with co-moderate the workshop, "Digital Rights Management (DRM) in Higher Education" with Bill Rosenblatt, founder of GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies.
For more information and registration details visit the University of Maryland Center for Intellectual Property workshops page.