New: Copyright Workshops from UMN Libraries!

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The University of Minnesota Libraries offer free copyright information workshops to the UMN community. Most are aimed at faculty, but open to participation by others. RCR continuing ed credit is often available. If these scheduled sessions are not convenient or relevant for you, we also offer sessions for research groups and departments at more convenient times or on custom topics. Please email me if you'd like to set that up.

Please note some sessions are online-only - faculty and others who work out-state or at the Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester campuses are given priority in registering for online sessions.

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, 11/25/2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wilson Library Rm S30a

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Walter Library Rm 310

Tues, 12/10/2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
ONLINE ONLY via UM Connect

Know Your Rights: 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.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Walter Library Rm 310

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Magrath Library Rm 81

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
ONLINE ONLY via UM Connect

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

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. NO RCR credit available, sorry.

Primarily intended for individuals currently teaching at the University.


Wed, 11/13/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Walter Library Rm 310

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
ONLINE ONLY via UM Connect

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Magrath Library Rm 81

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

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