Saturday, March 27, 2010

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I am no longer posting to this blog. All the content in this blog and much more is now at Specifically, visit the subject of COURSES to view upcoming online and in-person courses. Thank you for all your comments on this blog - and please visit us and post your comments at


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

March 2010 Offering of Copyright Education: Demystifying Copyright in your Enterprise

The online course, Copyright Education: Demystifying Copyright in your Enterprise (“CE”), will next be offered March 1 - 26, 2010. This course consists of 8 e-lessons and a private discussion blog.

This course has been developed by Lesley Ellen Harris, Registration is at

1. Why Copyright Education
Organizational Considerations
2. Copyright Education Leadership
3. Evaluating Copyright Issues in Your Enterprise
4. Preparing a Copyright Education Plan
Implementing A Copyright Education Program
5. Developing Content for your Copyright Education
6. Format of Copyright Education
7. Copyright Program Development and Progression
8. Additional Copyright Education Resources

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February 16 2010 online course on US Copyright Law Principles

Libraries interested in special courses (which may lead to a Certificate in Copyright Management) -- consider the SLA Click University program. CCM 200 -- US Copyright Law Principles, begins February 16 2010. This is an online course with 3 live Webex sessions and a discussion list. Register at Complete all 7 courses in 24 months and obtain a Certificate in Copyright Management.

2010 Offering of Developing A Copyright Policy

Developing A Copyright Policy will next be offered from April 12 - May 7 2010. Register now at

If you need a Copyright Policy, this course is for you. Over a 4 week period, you will have 8 e-lessons guiding you through the process of writing a Copyright Policy. Join your colleagues and Lesley Ellen Harris in discussions in the course blog. Complete your assignments and end the course with a draft Copyright Policy in hand. Syllabus is below. Register now and make 2010 the year copyright compliance in your organization becomes a reality.

1. Why You Need A Copyright Policy
2. Copyright Basics
3. Your Copyright Policy Team
4. Sensitizing and Educating Others In Your Enterprise
5. Obtaining Copyright Permissions – The Big Picture
6. Obtaining Copyright Permissions – The Specifics
7. Practical Solutions
8. Preparing Your Policy Outline/Draft

You will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course.

Comments from a 2009 participant:

A super course. I appreciated getting your prompt feedback after posting my assignments.

Lynn Hughes
Library Technician, Copyright
College of the Rockies Library
British Columbia, Canada

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Computers in Libraries 2010, April 12-14, Crystal City, VA

I am participating in 2 CIL sessions this year:

A302 - Licensing Content & Creative Commons
11:30 am - 12:15 pm on Wed April 14 2010
I will discuss licensing issues and strategies appropriate for libraries. My co-speaker Michael Sauers will discuss Creative Commons. Plenty of time for audience questions and discussions.

W17 - Copyright Management 101
9:00 am - 12 pm on Thurs April 15
The workshop includes discussions on copyright risk management, essential terms and conditions to include in your license agreements, managing fair use, avoiding a copyright infringement suit, contents of a Copyright Policy, making copyright compliance a reality in your library and more! Interactive, information, and fun -- a great opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence when dealing with copyright protected materials and licensed e-resources in your library.


Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Certificate in Copyright Management program

Listen to the SLA Click University Virtual Open House on the Certificate in Copyright Management program at

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Recent articles in World Intellectual Property Magazine

The December 2009 issue of WIPO Magazine includes a number of stories on digital copyright issues including “Wikimedia Licensing Policy Change – A Conundrum”, “Is Sampling Always Copyright Infringement?” and “Legal Use of Digital Content – Making it Clear and Simple.” See: