Tag Archives: Carrie Russell

Copyright Office should modernize its operation

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The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has mulled its way through 16 well-attended and sometimes contentious hearings on comprehensive copyright reform since 2013. Thursday’s hearing—“the U.S. Copyright Office: Its Function and Resources—sounds like one that keen copyright followers might think is mundane enough to skip, but they would be wrong. The Office’s functions tremendously affect how libraries, businesses, authors, and other ... Read More »

New American Libraries supplement examines major trends in digital content

Leading library visionaries and experts discuss trends in digital content technology and the current state of library ebook lending in “Digital Discoveries,” a new digital supplement from American Libraries magazine. Developed by ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG), the digital supplement examines the ways that public and school libraries are defining their roles in the evolving digital publishing environment in ... Read More »

Copyright hot topics and big ideas

Hear about current copyright policy challenges and developments at the session “Copyright Hot Topics and Big Ideas,” a conference program that will be held at the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The session will take place from 1:00—2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Las Vegas Convention Center in room N256. This panel presentation, modeled ... Read More »

Now Available: Archived Copyright Tweetchat

On Tuesday, January 7, 2014, school principals, superintendents, librarians and educators participated in an interactive question-and-answer tweetchat with copyright expert and bestselling author Carrie Russell. Education professionals who missed yesterday’s copyright tweetchat now have access to the archived tweetchat. As part of the copyright tweetchat, Russell answered copyright questions posed by Twitter users using the hashtag #k12copylaw. The interactive social ... Read More »

Reminder: Free copyright tweetchat tomorrow

Do you find it even more difficult to understand copyright now that everything has gone digital? With the advancement of digital technologies, how has teaching changed? Can students use YouTube for classroom purposes? What about remixing — is it illegal? If you are a school librarian or educator who is confused by copyright law, you’re not alone. On January 7, ... Read More »