Webinars

Archived webinar on Sci-Hub and resource sharing now available

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An archived copy of the CopyTalk webinar “Open Access ‘Pirates:’ Sci-Hub and #icanhazpdf as Resource Sharing” is now available. Originally webcasted on February 2, 2017, by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s Copyright Education subcommittee, this webinar was one our most popular CopyTalk of all time. Presenters were Carolyn Caffrey Gardner from California State University Dominguez Hills and Gabriel J. ... Read More »

Upcoming webinar on uneasy sharing (aka piracy)

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Our February 2 CopyTalk is going to be quite interesting. Its title is “Open Access Piracy: Sci-Hub and #icanhazpdf as Resource Sharing.” Many of you have probably heard about the infamous SciHub website that provides free access to costly scholarly journals that libraries often buy. Our speakers will discuss the use of popular resource sharing methods like SciHub that may ... Read More »

ALA Past President Sari Feldman joins SHLB board

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Starting January 1, ALA Immediate Past President and Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Public Library, will join the board of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition. The coalition promotes government policies and programs that enable schools, libraries, health care providers, other anchor institutions and their communities to obtain open, affordable, high-speed broadband connections to the Internet. As someone who ... Read More »

CopyTalk webinar rescheduled

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  Due to technical difficulties, today’s CopyTalk webinar on the Section 108 video project has been rescheduled for January 5th at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific. The URL for the rescheduled webinar is the same: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/copytalk/ For additional details about the planned webinar, please check out our previous post. Read More »

CopyTalk webinar: Section 108 video project

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Starting in the late 1970s academic libraries built collections of VHS titles with an emphasis on supporting classroom teaching. On average, academic libraries have more than 3,000 VHS tapes.  Eclipsed by robust and rapid adoption of DVDs, the VHS era is now over. But a crisis is welling for libraries. Of the hundreds of thousands of VHS recordings commercially released, ... Read More »