TDL offers Copyright Seminar on December 13 in Austin

On Thursday, December 13th, the Texas Digital Library will offer two half-day Copyright Seminars led by recognized experts on copyright from within the TDL membership: Georgia Harper, Scholarly Communications Advisor at UT Libraries and Gail Clement, Head of Digital Services and Scholarly Communication at Texas A&M University Libraries.

We invite TDL members to register for one or both of the seminars, which will be held in Room 1.124 at the Perry-Castañeda Library on the UT Austin campus. The seminars are free to attend for any TDL member, but space is limited.

To register for one or both of the seminars, go to: (REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT.)

Copyright and Digital Archives

Led by Georgia Harper, Scholarly Communication Adviser at UT Libraries

9:30 AM – Noon, PCL Room 1.124      

This interactive session will be focused on problems surrounding copyright and digitized archival materials. Participants are encouraged to bring their real-world copyright quandaries to the session to help shape the discussion. We’ll talk about what would you like to know more about!

There are lots of possibilities. For example,

  • The role of fair use
  • Determining what’s in the public domain
  • Orphan works
  • Limited deeds of gift
  • Foreign works
  • “Perceived” risk and real risk
  • You name it!


Noon – 1:00 PM (Lunch will be provided.)


Digital Scholarly Communication and Copyright

Led by Gail Clement, Head of Digital Services & Scholarly Communication at Texas A&M Libraries

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm, PCL Room 1.124 

The session will focus on copyright and publishing issues encountered by academic libraries and their campus constituents. Using an interactive, case-study based approach, we will explore and discuss topics including:

  • Copyright ownership of academic works
  • Including third party materials in one’s work by applying Fair Use
  • Negotiating with publishers to retain author’s rights
  • Setting research free via Open Access publishing
  • Using Creative Commons licensing to realize open access publishing
  • Seeking permissions
  • and more, depending on participant interest!
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