Author Archives: Carrie Russell

All hail the card catalog!

Card Catalog with all the drawers open and empty.

Yesterday, I attended what I have been calling the event of the year: a panel program at the Library of Congress program celebrating the publication of The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures, by Peter Devereaux, writer and editor at the Library’s Publishing Office. I love the card catalog. It takes me back to the days when I first ... Read More »

“The Durationator” webinar archived

Cup of coffee with beans.

An archived copy of the CopyTalk webinar “Code + Copyright: Creating the Durationator as the 21st Century Helpdesk for Libraries, Archives and Museums” is now available. Originally webcast on May 4th by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s Copyright Education Subcommittee, our presenters were Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Associate Professor of Law and the Jill H. and Avram A. Glazer Professor ... Read More »

Next CopyTalk webinar: The Durationator

computer monitor with coding

Join us for the next CopyTalk webinar: code + copyright = the Durationator. For the last decade, the Copyright Research Lab at Tulane University has been building the Durationator — a tool, helpdesk and resource for solving copyright questions. Designed to be used by libraries, archives, museums, artists and content owners (and everyone else!), the Durationator Copyright System combines complex legal ... Read More »

Copyright First Responders webinar now available

Four coasters with facts about fair use.

If you missed last week’s CopyTalk “Copyright First Responders” webinar, it’s alright – we have an archived copy! Kyle Courtney of Harvard University’s Office for Scholarly Communication talked about the development of a decentralized model of copyright expertise in an academic setting — the Copyright First Responders (CFR) program. We know that copyright guidance is needed more now than ever ... Read More »

Register your DMCA agent by December 2017

Hardy Boys Cover Art

TheDigital Millennial Copyright Act instituted the “notice and takedown” rule to protect online service providers — in our case, libraries, universities and schools — who provide public access computers from infringement by third parties if online service providers supply the name and contact information of a designated agent to receive claims of copyright infringement. For more details on this law ... Read More »