The 2021 Miami University Libraries Copyright Conference was be held online September 27-October 1. A description of conference sessions can be found below.
|Monday, September 27
|Becoming a Copyright Librarian||In this session three panelists will share their stories about taking on responsibilities as copyright librarians.|
|Tuesday, September 28
|Rent NOT to Own: Copyright, Licensing, and the eBook Revolution||
Copyright, licensing, and eBooks are destroying core access, collection development, and preservation activities in libraires, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions. Join this session for a discussion of these new laws that are harnessing state law to assert the library mission through “reasonable terms,” weaponizing the very tool that has been used against libraries for decades: licenses.
|Tuesday, September 28
|Offering Copyright Services||In this session we’ll explore how library staff can identify the copyright needs and concerns of their patrons and develop a service model to help effectively address them.|
|Copyright Chat Live: Learning to be a copyright librarian through community conversations||In this session we will introduce the Scholarly Communication Notebook, an open, community-based resource for copyright education. We will explore the opportunities for connecting open education and copyright literacy through one of the unique projects that is part of the SCN, the Copyright Chat Podcast. Join us to participate in an interactive workshop where you will learn more about podcasts as OER, collaborate to decide on a topic for a podcast episode about the SCN, and help to record a live episode of the Copyright Chat Podcast. Come ready to participate in a fun and interactive session!|
|Answering Tough Questions: Consultations and Policy Development||As copyright librarians, we are sometimes asked to be involved with challenging consultations, projects, or policy development. In this session, we’ll identify ways to help efficiently guide our libraries and library patrons through these situations and establish balance between the rights of content creators and those seeking to reuse works.|
|Thursday, September 30
|U.S. Copyright Office Update
||Chris Weston, senior counsel in the Office of Policy and International Affairs of the U.S. Copyright Office, will provide an update on the U.S.C.O.’s work and initiatives.|
|The CASE Act and Libraries||The CASE Act, passed in late 2020, has the potential to impact library users. Join us to learn more about the development of the copyright small claims court and ways in which we can educate our users about it.|