Title: Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World
Author: Sara R. Benson
Paperback: 978-0-8389-4654-1, $88 (ALA member $80); eBook: 8400-6541, $62 (ALA member $55)
Imprint: Chicago, ACRL, 2019
The meaning of copyright reveals itself in the choices we make, and this book is essentially about those decisions.”
—from the Foreword by Kenneth D. Crews
As the scholarly communications universe continues to change and expand, it’s increasingly important for librarians to understand and be able to advise on complicated copyright issues in an accessible and relatable matter. Everyday copyright law affects the way academic libraries provide information to students, researchers, and faculty, as well as librarians own use of research materials.
The expert copyright librarians collected in Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World address complex legal issues at the intersection of copyright and information literacy. Four sections—Copyright Librarians’ Role and Advocacy, Education, Research and Policy, and International Issues—provide detailed explanations of the issues and considerations and offer prescriptive tips and advice for teaching and applying the information. Topics include:
- Advocacy and education for open access policies on campus
- Fair use
- Copyright education with and around the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education
- The TEACH Act
- One-shot copyright instruction
- Risk assessment and management for copyright queries
- Law and literacy for non-consumptive text mining
- Strategies for U.S. orphan works
- The international copyright regime
Copyright Conversations is a guide to understanding, teaching, and applying copyright law for library users and your own research and policies.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.