Event Date/Time: Oct 05, 2010
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Even though institutions of higher education are the most significant users of copyrighted materials, their policies frequently fail to reflect current copyright frameworks. For fair use issues, your institution likely restrains its policies more than necessary out of fear of copyright infringement in the face of uncertainty. Conversely, the use of electronic reserves - and the untested legal issues they present - may well be creating potential copyright liability for your institution and your staff.

Join us online for a two-part webcast designed to help you effectively guide your institution to full compliance with its fair use and e-reserve legal obligations.

Librarians, archivists, and staff responsible for the creation and enforcement of institutional copyright policy will leave this event with the knowledge they need to apply fair use doctrine and establish e-reserves policy.

Session 1: Applying the Fair Use Doctrine - participants will:

* Understand the origins, evolution, and context of fair use and other relevant principles of copyright law
* Learn how to analyze what constitutes fair use under the law
* Gain comfort in approaching fair use issues as a matter of risk management

Session 2: Copyright Considerations for e-reserves - participants will:

* Apply copyright law to library reserve collections
* Explore a variety of approaches to e-reserves
* Obtain guidelines for developing e-reserves policy
* Gain tips for educating your communities about your policy

Pre-Webcast Survey: Benchmarking your e-reserves challenges

Most of you have experienced some level of trepidation when planning, implementing, and managing e-reserves for your libraries. Leading up to the webcast, we'll ask you to complete a short survey in which you can indicate your successes, challenges, and concerns with your e-reserves system. We'll share these results to give everyone a sense of your relative positions on this issue.