Kraemer Copyright Conference at UCCS
Sponsored by the Kraemer Family Library

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

Contact Information

Carla Myers
Director of Access Services and Scholarly Communications

Conference Schedule

This year's conference will be structured a bit different from last year's conference. On Monday, June 9 we'll be hosting a 2-hour preconference workshop which will explore the basics of U.S. Copyright Law. This workshop is recommended for those who are unfamiliar with U.S. Copyright law or who could use a refresher course on the basics. There is no charge for participating in the preconference workshop! Participants can choose to participate in the preconference session only, the regular conference only, or both.

Based off the feedback we received from last year's participants main part of the Conference, which will be held on June 10, will feature more break-out sessions, with programming tailored toward the specific issues that public, academic, special, and K-12 librarians face.

Morning Break-out Sessions (11:00am-Noon)

Copyright in Context: Real-Life Situations to Consider

Presented by Joan Lamborn

Have you encountered situations in your library that raise interesting, even perplexing copyright questions?  How did you address these questions? Come to this session and bring copyright questions for consideration and discussion. Decisions about copyright often depend upon specific facts and the particular situation. This session will provide an opportunity to explore with colleagues applications of copyright law in real-life situations and to connect these specific applications to general copyright principles.


Copyright & the Classroom

Presented by Carla Myers

In this session we'll examine the ways protected works can be used in face-to-face and online instruction.


Scholarly Communications & Libraries

Presented by Dr. Kelly Visnak

The traditional scholarly communication system has been disrupted.  What does the future hold?  The open movement is continuing forward toward a goal that includes a democratization of science where all people will be able to participate. This session will report on SPARC's Open Access North American Meeting and examples of the acceleration toward "open".  By addressing the open movement and in particular the convergence of Open Access, Open Data and Open Educational Resources attendees will have a better understanding of the benefits of open access and why it is important to the academy.

Libraries and Licensing: Sunlight on some Buried Provisions

Presented by Dr. Kenneth D. Crews

This session will highlight some of our favorite provisions in library licenses that can be trouble, pose a hazard, and sometimes leave us baffled.  Bring your favorite examples of problematic clauses, and we will learn together how we can negotiate and draft better agreements.

Afternoon Break-out Sessions (1:15pm-2:15pm)

Copyright & Institutional Repositories

Presented by Andrew Wesolek

Andrew will discuss copyright issues associated with institutional repository efforts. These include identifying the various versions of manuscripts and determining their associated copyright restrictions, as well as strategies for working with authors to ensure that they retain the necessary rights to share their work openly on the web. 

Copyright and Electronic Reserves

Presented by Tucker Taylor

Librarians often have many questions about how they can best provide faculty and students with access to course materials in compliance with U.S. Copyright Law.  Is the requested material covered by fair use?  Is it a licensed use?  If not, how do you deal with it?  This presentation will cover the laws, fair use and other exceptions, and current litigation, including the important Georgia State electronic reserves lawsuit.  We'll also talk about other important developments in this area, including ARL's code of best practices.

Music and Recorded Media

Presented by Eric Harbeson

A student wants to play a song in his class presentation?  Your library wants to host a movie night?  Your class wants to put something up on YouTube? Copyright can be complicated enough, but they become even more complicated when A/V works are added to the mix. We'll wade into the mire and look at how to apply copyright principles to music, audiovisual works, and sound recordings.  No slides, just discussion.  Bring your questions!