Author Archives: Carrie Russell

Georgia Harper receives Patterson award

Patterson Award

I had the pleasure of speaking at last week’s Texas Library Association Annual Conference in Austin which meant fun people and good Mexican food. With Gretchen McCord, I also presented the L. Ray Patterson award to Georgia Harper. Recently retired, Georgia was the Scholarly Communications Advisor for the Texas University System. She actually won the Patterson Award last year, but ... Read More »

CopyTalk focuses on best practices

Image of the word "policy" in the dictionary.

Join us for our next installment of CopyTalk, May 7th at 2pm Eastern Time. Peter Jaszi, one of our most popular speakers, will be back for CopyTalk, a bimonthly webinar brought to you by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s subcommittee on Copyright Education. Our topic: new best practices for fair use dealing with online collections and visual arts. Since ... Read More »

Silly rulemaking; unworkable solution for libraries

ATS Cine Projector Operators, Aldershot,_Hampshire, England, UK, 1941

The U.S. Copyright Office posted reply comments for this year’s round of the triennial 1201 rulemaking. The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), a coalition of U.S. library associations of which ALA is a member, filed initial comments (pdf) in February requesting an exemption to circumvent digital technology employed by rights holders when technological protection measures (TPMs) prevent users from exercising a ... Read More »

Call for Nominations: Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship

Robert Oakley

Librarians interested in intellectual property, public policy and copyright have until June 1, 2015, to apply for the Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship. The annual $1,000 scholarship, which was developed by the American Library Association and the Library Copyright Alliance, supports research and advanced study for librarians in their early-to-mid-careers. Applicants should provide a statement of intent for use of ... Read More »

Archived webinar on 3D printing available

Funky old reel to reel tape machines

Wondering about the legal issues involved with 3D printing and how the library can protect itself from liability when patrons use these technologies in library spaces? Check out our latest archived webinar, “3D printing: policy and intellectual property law”. The webinar was presented by Charlie Wapner, Policy Analyst (OITP) and Professor Tom Lipinski, Director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s I-School. Read More »