Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Starting Oct. 23: U.S. Copyright Law in the Library: A Beginner's Guide

Graphic of a brain and gear
I want to let you know that I’ll be teaching a course on U.S. copyright law in libraries this fall/winter. This is a course that I have taught before through ALA eLearning (and always with updates).

Do you - or someone in your library - need to know more about copyright? This course will guide you through the basics of copyright law and provide you with the foundation to become your library's copyright expert. Each week, we’ll explore how copyright law informs what libraries, library staff, and patrons can do with their materials and how you can stay up-to-date as copyright law and practice evolves. No previous experience or knowledge is required.

This course starts on Monday, October 23 and runs for 7 weeks (which includes a one-week break for Thanksgiving). You can register on ALA eLearning. Bulk and institutional pricing is available.

If you have any questions and/or are interested in bulk pricing, you can contact the folks at ALA Continuing Education at ce@ala.org.

Monday, August 28, 2023

Moving Theory into Practice

Screenshot from the conversation with Oya Rieger
In 2000, Anne R. Kenney and Oya Y. Rieger wrote "Moving theory into practice: digital imaging for libraries and archives", which was an important book on digitization. The book was born out of the workshops they developed. That book is still considered an important resource. Now the 208 page book is available to everyone through the Internet Archive.

On August 24, the Internet Archive hosted a conversation with Oya Rieger about the work she and Anne Kenney did and the book they developed. A recording of the event is available through the Internet Archive (66 min.).

Listening to Chris Freeland and Oya Rieger talk about digitization activities in the 1990s and early 2000s brought back many memories. If you have been involved in digitization over the last 30 years, it is likely the conversation will bring back memories for you too.