June 4, 2013
9:00am - 4:00pm
University Center, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Kenneth D. Crews
Kenneth Crews joined Columbia University in January 2008 as founding director of the Copyright Advisory Office (CAO). For more than twenty years, Dr. Crews has focused much of his research, policymaking, and teaching on copyright issues. He has published widely on the topic, and he is a frequent speaker at universities and meetings throughout the world. In 2008 he completed a study for the World Intellectual Property Organization (an agency of the United Nations), analyzing copyright statutes applicable to libraries in the laws of more than 150 countries.
Dr. Crews has been a leader on providing a better understanding of the relationship of copyright law to the needs of higher education. His first copyright book, Copyright, Fair Use, and the Challenge for Universities: Promoting the Progress of Higher Education, was published by the University of Chicago Press in October 1993, and it reevaluated understandings of copyright and policymaking at universities. A more recent book, Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators (new third edition, 2012), has been widely received as an insightful and practical source for understanding copyright law. Dr. Crews has been an invited speaker on college and university campuses and at conferences in 41 U.S. states and on five continents. He has participated in many governmental commissions and task forces addressing copyright issues.
Jeffrey is Scholarly Initiatives Librarian at the University of Colorado Denver's Auraria Library. A librarian for 23 years, Beall has published widely in library science journals. His blog, Scholarly Open Access lists what he considers questionable journals and publishers using the gold open-access publishing model. Jeffrey is optimistic that the changes in scholarly publishing offer many opportunities for academic librarians, including educating library patrons about scholarly publishing scams and helping emerging scholarly authors understand and avoid author misconduct.
Eric Harbeson is the music special collections librarian at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He holds master's degrees in music from Cleveland State University, and in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is chair of the Music Library Association's Legislation Committee, and has advocated on behalf of that organization on a variety of copyright issues and in a variety of fora. His research currently focuses on copyright ownership issues surrounding sound recordings, especially as they pertain to student recitals and other sound recordings produced in the daily business of educational institutions.
Andrew is Assistant Professor and Research Data/Metadata Librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder). Andrew received his MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011. In his current position, he provides support to the campus for research data management and the CU-Boulder institutional repository. He also coordinates the library’s Scholarly Communications Working Group, which oversees efforts around copyright, open access, research data management, and other related issues. Prior to joining CU-Boulder, his work focused primarily on the collection, management, and curation of data and associated metadata for laboratories in disciplines ranging from neuropsychology to biophotonics. His research interests lie in developing library services and infrastructure for areas like research data management and scholarly communication.