Spring Copyright Workshops Open!

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The University of Minnesota Libraries offer three different basic copyright workshops for the UMN community. Most are aimed at faculty, but may be open to participation by others. We also offer custom workshops on specific topics, or at specific dates and times, for University of Minnesota departments, workgroups, etc. RCR continuing ed credit is often available. Feel free to contact me to set one up.

If you're not affiliated with the U of MN, but would like to attend one of the online sessions just to listen in, contact me via email. I'll open reg as space is available, and will give preference to librarians looking to develop their own copyright knowledge (or teaching).

Here's the schedule!

Can I Use That?: Dealing with Copyright in Everyday Life

Quotation, criticism, review, collage, parody - Copyright presents some big challenges in all of those situations! Participants in this workshop will develop an understanding of the complexities of copyright by exploring examples from visual arts, music, and video, as well as academic research and writing. Expect to think hard, discuss a little, and have fun! No direct legal advice will be provided; this workshop is informational in nature.

Primarily intended for faculty, researchers, and graduate students engaged in the scholarly writing & publishing process. Satisfies RCR continuing education awareness/discussion requirements.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: S30A Wilson Library

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
ONLINE-ONLY session via UM-Connect. Priority given to participants from UM coordinate campuses (Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester) or other UM-affiliates who work out-state.

Copyright Essentials for Authors and Creators

How many copyrights do you own? How long will they last? Can you post your paper online? Can someone else quote from your paper in their own? This workshop will provide a solid grounding in some of the elements of copyright law that are essential to scholarship, teaching, and research. Learn more about protections in the law for educators, and about your rights as an author or creator. Discuss and debate with your peers about some of the burning questions in the field, and enjoy exploring some entertaining and thought-provoking examples. No direct legal advice will be provided; this workshop is informational and educational in nature.

Primarily intended for faculty, researchers, and graduate students engaged in the scholarly writing & publishing process. Satisfies RCR continuing education awareness/discussion requirements.

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 101 Walter Library

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
ONLINE-ONLY session via UM-Connect. Priority given to participants from UM coordinate campuses (Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester) or other UM-affiliates who work out-state.
Copyright in the Classroom (and Online)

Can you show a movie in class? Can you distribute copies of a newspaper article? What are you allowed to post on your Moodle site, anyway? What about your students' work, or their online postings? This workshop focuses on copyright issues in the classroom, and in teaching online. Learn how the library can help you with electronic reserves and links to subscription materials. No direct legal advice will be provided; this workshop is informational in nature.

Primarily intended for individuals currently teaching at the University.


Fri, 02/03/2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: S30A Wilson Library

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)

Register: http://z.umn.edu/copyrightinclassroom

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