Webinars

Appropriations webinar announced for National Library Week

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Appropriations, Budgets, and Continuing Resolutions: what you need to know about the Congressional Appropriations Process Confused about the $1 trillion Federal Appropriations process? Does talk of the FY 17 budget, FY 18 budget, the President’s “Skinny” budget, Continuing Resolutions and Omnibus budgeting leave you a tad confused? You are not alone! To help answer some of these questions, ALA is ... Read More »

Reminder: next CopyTalk this Thursday

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Don’t forget to join us this Thursday, April 6th, for a CopyTalk webinar with Kyle K. Courtney, Copyright Advisor at Harvard University. Kyle will be discussing his innovative copyright service model starting at 2 p.m Eastern. Kyle Courtney of Harvard University’s Office for Scholarly Communication describes how library patrons, faculty, students and staff need more guidance than ever on copyright ... Read More »

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 »