January 10 2019

Copyright Bootcamp #1

9:00am - 3:45pm

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Register now for Copyright Bootcamp #1
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
ACRL New England’s Scholarly Communication Interest Group (SCIG) is excited to announce the first of two one-day Copyright Bootcamps taught by the New England Copyright Crew (NECC) and sponsored by ACRL New England’s Scholarly Communication Interest Group. NECC includes Laura Quilter (Copyright and Information Policy Librarian, UMass Amherst, Kyle Courtney (Program Manager & Copyright Advisor, Harvard Library), Ellen Finnie (Head, Scholarly Communications & Collections Strategy, MIT Libraries), and Joan Emmet (Licensing & Copyright Librarian, Yale University).

Bootcamp 1: Advanced Topics in Copyright: Licensing, Negotiation, and Scholarly Communication

·        When: Thursday, January 10, 2019, 9:00am – 3:45pm 

·        Where: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA

·        Cost: $30 for ACRL/NEC Members, $35 for non-members

Program Schedule 

  • 9:00-9:30 a.m. - Registration and continental breakfast
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. - Introductions and ice-breaking exercise
  • 10:00-11:30 a.m. - Joan Emmet, Yale - eContent Licensing. An overview of contracts for licensing library resources; hands-on exercise learning to spot key issues that should be negotiated.
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Lunch. 
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m.Ellen Finnie, MIT - Negotiation Methods & Theory and Introducing Scholarly Communication Issues into Library Content Licenses. Includes a hands-on exercise using "principled negotiation" to engage with a vendor on adding scholarly communication-related supports to a license.
  • 1:45-2:30 p.m. - Laura Quilter, UMass - Authors & Scholarly Communication. Includes an overview of copyright in relation to author contracts, a hands-on exercise reviewing an author publication agreement, and pointers about talking with authors about their publication agreements.
  • 2:45-3:30 p.m. - Kyle Courtney, Harvard - Open Access & Nonexclusive Licensing. Including an overview of Creative Commons licensing and how open access policies can change the copyright default for authors and provide a legal mechanism for institutions to share author works.
  • 3:30-3:45 p.m. - Wrap up

Register here for the January 10 Copyright bootcamp.

For directions, see the Worcester Polytechnic Institute website. Parking is free.

Second Bootcamp to be held in Spring 2019. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to email the organizers:
Katharine Dunn: 
Anna Newman: 
Erin Jerome: 
Christin Wixson: