Title

Copyright and Digital Initiatives

Presenter Information

Kevin Smith, University of Kansas

Location

KIPJ Room C

Session Type

Workshop

Start Date

1-5-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2017 4:00 PM

Abstract

This workshop will consider how copyright issues for libraries engaged in digital projects are both different from, and similar to, issues we were familiar with in the analog age. We will discuss the concept of technological neutrality, and also look closely at copyright provisions that are directed to specific technologies. Proposals to “reform” the libraries exception in copyright for a digital environment will be debated. The possibility that some types of digital materials, especially scans of public domain works and certain kinds of data sets, may not be eligible for copyright protection will be considered. Finally, a significant portion of the workshop will be dedicated to fair use, including small group opportunities to engage with specific kinds of digital initiatives.

Comments

Kevin Smith joined KU Libraries as Dean in May 2016. He previously served as the director of copyright and scholarly communication at Duke University.

During his tenure at Duke, Kevin advised faculty, staff and students on issues of copyright, intellectual property licenses and scholarly publishing. He played a vital role in coordinating online publishing, offered instructional opportunities on copyright, and increased awareness surrounding intellectual property and open access to the Duke community and beyond.

Kevin earned a J.D. from Capital University Law School, a master’s degree in library science from Kent State University and a master of arts in religion from Yale University Divinity School. Prior to his work at Duke, he was the director of Library and Instructional Resources at Defiance College. He has also worked as an instructor, reference librarian and assistant librarian. Kevin is a well-known leader in the field of scholarly communications, and he has an impressive list of published articles, keynote addresses and essays.

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May 1st, 1:00 PM May 1st, 4:00 PM

Copyright and Digital Initiatives

KIPJ Room C

This workshop will consider how copyright issues for libraries engaged in digital projects are both different from, and similar to, issues we were familiar with in the analog age. We will discuss the concept of technological neutrality, and also look closely at copyright provisions that are directed to specific technologies. Proposals to “reform” the libraries exception in copyright for a digital environment will be debated. The possibility that some types of digital materials, especially scans of public domain works and certain kinds of data sets, may not be eligible for copyright protection will be considered. Finally, a significant portion of the workshop will be dedicated to fair use, including small group opportunities to engage with specific kinds of digital initiatives.