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June 1-2, 2015
University Center, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

2015 UCCS Conference Schedule

Monday, June 1, 2015

1:00PM - 4:30 PM Copyright Boot Camp--Presented by Carla Myers University Center 302
Conference participants can choose to participate in the preconference session only, the regular conference only, or both. This optional pre-conference workshop is recommended for those who are unfamiliar with U.S. Copyright law or who could use a refresher course on the basics. Topics that will be covered include:

  • How copyright is secured
  • Works eligible for copyright protection
  • Duration of copyright
  • Library copyright exemptions, including fair use, the first sale doctrine, reproduction by libraries and archives, and reproduction for those with disabilities.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

8:00AM - 9:00AM Registration
A light continental breakfast will be provided
Berger Hall (located inside the UCCS University Center)
9:00AM - 9:15AM Welcome & Opening Remarks Berger Hall
9:15AM - 10:15AM Morning session I - Identifying Copyright Issues at Your Institution Berger Hall
10:15AM - 10:30AM Morning Break Berger Hall
10:30AM - 11:30AM Morning session II-"Congratulations, you're our new copyright librarian!" Berger Hall
11:30AM - 11:50AM Open Q&A Session Berger Hall
11:50AM - Noon Morning Wrap-up Berger Hall
Noon - 1:00PM Buffet Lunch Berger Hall
1:00PM - 2:30PM Break-out Sessions
Answering Copyright Questions Asked By Library Patrons University Center 303
Copyright & the Courts University Center 307
Copyright for Library Deans and University Administrators Berger Hall
Institutional Repositories: Do you have Rights? University Center 309
Licensing, Copyright and Mass Digitization - It's All About Risk! University Center 302
Promoting your Scholarship through Open Access University Center 122
Copyright in the Classroom University Center 124
2:30PM - 2:45PM Afternoon Break
Snacks will be served in Berger Hall
2:45PM - 3:30PM Break-out Session Summarization & Follow-up Berger Hall
3:30PM - 3:50PM Open Q&A Session Berger Hall
3:50PM - 4:00PM Closing Remarks Berger Hall

Morning Session Descriptions

Session I - Identifying Copyright Issues at Your Institution
Presented by Dr. Kenneth D. Crews

Copyright questions and challenges come in a vast range of shades and styles. They can also be illusions, with different people seeing different colors. The first step with any copyright question is determining whether copyright is even the right fabric. A dilemma about classroom handouts might actually really be a matter of journal licensing, and a complication about sharing research data might stir privacy concerns and not be affected by copyright at all. This session will test the practical boundaries of copyright in our libraries and educational institution, and will frame the critical elements of copyright. In the end, we should be better able to isolate the specific copyright threads that need your expert attention.

Session II- "Congratulations, you're our new copyright librarian!"
Presented by Kevin Smith

There are many ways to meet the need on our campuses for copyright assistance. But the myriad of questions and problems that arise is daunting even to experienced copyright specialists, and too often is simply to say no. This presentation will address the need to develop relationships, locate resources, and have channels in place to assist our communities with copyright conundrums. The focus will be on working together to find solutions, rather than mere negatives. We will consider formal approaches such as appointing a copyright librarian versus distributed solutions that rely on a committee or team. In the end, the goal is to direct a person in need to the most efficient solution, and we will examine the diverse paths to accomplishing that goal.

Afternoon Session Descriptions

Answering Copyright Questions Asked By Library Patrons
Presented by Peter Midgley

Library patrons have copyright questions; librarians have answers. But what is the best way to provide the answers to all those who have questions? How do you disseminate information about copyright law without straying into the dangerous territory of providing legal advice? This session will explore strategies for answering copyright questions with confidence and ensuring that accurate information is always made available to library patrons with copyright questions.

Copyright & the Courts
Presented by Tucker Taylor

A discussion of recent court cases and proposed changes to U.S. Copyright Law and how they impact libraries.

Copyright for Library Deans and University Administrators
Presented by Dr. Kenneth Crews

Regardless of your experience and background, and sometimes even when you know the right answers, some questions need to be pushed up the hierarchy of your organization. Your copyright service may be invaluable for advancing teaching and scholarship, but from another perspective, a copyright question can be a legal maelstrom with rippling implications, or maybe even tsunami consequences. You need to know when to alert the guards. This session will explore the types of questions that may be best for the frontline service, and those questions that merit the attention -- and protection -- of more senior officials or legal counsel. Knowing when not to answer a question can sometimes be as valuable as the good answers you do give.

Institutional Repositories: Do you have Rights?
Presented by Dr. Kelly Visnak

The open movement is leading libraries in the academy to work with their faculty to provide dissemination of their research through the World Wide Web. In doing so, librarians are creating digital scholarship services, instruction and rights management support focused around ingesting faculty publications into an institution's digital repository. This session will provide an overview and then dig deep into publisher policies and seeking copyright permissions, the considerations and resources to use when determining which previously published faculty publications can be archived into the repository.

Licensing, Copyright and Mass Digitization - It's All About Risk!
Presented by Kevin Smith

These topics look diverse, but they often converge in practice when libraries consider new databases and new projects. We will look at vendor licenses, especially in relation to both contract and copyright law, and the process of negotiation. We will also consider licensing for distribution, including such situations as ETDs and digitization of unique collections.

Promoting your Scholarship through Open Access
Presented by Andrew Wesolek

Many academic librarians are required to publish as part of the promotion and tenure process. And if they are not, they surely consult with faculty who are. Often, it is not enough to simply have published works, but one must also demonstrate the impact of those works. Luckily, there are strategies you can use to bolster the visibility and impact of your work. This presentation will cover author's rights, negotiating publication agreements, open access publishing, and free resources you can use to boost the visibility of your work.

Copyright in the Classroom
Presented by Eric Harbeson

Classroom settings present a number of opportunities for copyright to intervene. Class presentations and papers, performances, and showing of films are only some of the ways that copyright has potential to interfere with classroom work.  We'll look at the classroom teaching exceptions, and discuss reuse, fair use, public performance, and other areas within the context of teaching, and explore some tips for finding works that are available for use, and more tips for finding and working with rights holders.

Break-out Session Summarization & Follow-up
Kenneth Crews and Kevin Smith will lead a review and discussion regarding the break-out session topics and how the information shared can be applied in your library.

Open Q&A Session
Kenneth Crews, Kevin Smith, and several of our break-out session presenters will be available to answer your specific copyright questions.