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Keynote: Copyright and access to knowledge: one step forward, two steps back?
The long-awaited European copyright reform proposal that was unveiled in September 2016 has fallen short of expectations in many respects. While it pays some consideration to the issues faced by cultural heritage institutions, almost every provision bears the risk of causing new problems. The proposed new exceptions and licencing arrangements are so narrow in scope that their practical relevance may end up being negligible, while the introduction of a new exclusive right for publishers and content filtering obligations for host providers would invariably create new barriers to the free exchange of knowledge. In order to turn this reform proposal into a real modernisation of copyright rules that benefits the entire information ecosystem, library professionals need to build broad alliances with other affected groups and take an active role in the public debate.
Navigating the Copyright Cortex: Enabling Digital Cultural Heritage
In this presentation Ronan Deazley introduces the Copyright Cortex: a new online resource intended for UK-based libraries, archives and other memory institutions. The Copyright Cortex provides free, expert, objective and research-led commentary and advice about UK copyright law as it impacts the digitisation, access to, and use of our shared cultural heritage.
Update on CLA new products and services
James will provide an overview of recent CLA developments, including an update on licence enhancements and other new products and services. This will cover changes to CLA’s suite of corporate licences, news on the uptake and use of the CLA Digital Content Store in the Higher Education sector, and a look at future CLA projects.
Tunnel vision? Copyright material and the bumpy road to equitable access
It has been over two years since the most seismic changes to UK copyright law since the Copyright, Designs, and Patents Act 1988. The Copyright (Visually Impaired Persons Act) 2002 introduced exceptions for making accessible copies for people with visual impairments; the 2014 updates widened this exception to all impairments that prevent access to a copyright work. What has happened since then? This talk will take you on a journey down the bumpy road of harmonising local and international laws, policies, and processes in order to provide disabled people with equitable access to copyright material.
Understanding librarians’ experiences of copyright: developing capabilities through communities of practice
Jane and Chris will report on their research into librarians’ experiences of copyright, using the research method phenomenography. They will share their findings from this study, which include four categories of description to describe varying ways of how librarians ‘experience’ copyright. These findings help us to understand how to best develop librarians’ own knowledge about copyright, and how they can best support others. They will discuss the role of communities of practice, games based learning and critical literacy approaches to copyright education. The session will be interactive, and provide some practical ideas to use in your own teaching.
Fifty years to eternity: Copyright in historic collections:
The archivist who kicked the hornet’s nest: Taking the sting out of digitising 20th century materials
This presentation will explore the ways in which archives identify, manage and mitigate the risks associated with making third party copyright materials available online. It will provide an overview of results from a survey of the UK archive sector on copyright and digitisation practices, and lessons learned from a series of case studies completed with different types of cultural heritage institutions, looking at varied types of archive and library collections, from the records of Trades Union Congress, to contemporary art, to Spare Rib magazine.
Management of copyright issues in contracts for electronic content
This talk will cover copyright issues that can arise when licensing electronic content from publishers. It will cover what librarians need to understand in terms of copyright clauses and what to look out for, tips for the negotiation of publisher contracts, and the question of whether contractual clauses can over-ride exceptions to copyright. Finally it will consider how you can manage contracts effectively.
Text and Data Mining
The UK was the second country in the world to introduce a specific exception for text and data mining in 2014. This talk will discuss the exception and the new European proposal for data analysis, as well as look at the work of the Horizon 2020 funded Future TDM project which the British Library is contributing to.
Chair's summing up