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CILIP Training in Belfast: Copyright The Card Game & The Publishing Game


Monday 15 June 2020, The McClay Library, Queen's University, Belfast

AM Session: Copyright the Card Game: An Introduction to Copyright

This half day workshop led by Chris Morrison and Jane Secker, the team behind, focuses on an introduction to copyright law and the relationship between licences and copyright exceptions. The training is based on their popular Copyright Card Game ( which is an engaging and fun way of learning about copyright. All the resources, including the Card Game, are licensed under Creative Commons and available for delegates to use in their own organisations to teach others about copyright.

This training programme is for library and information staff at all levels and across all sectors. It is particularly suitable for those with a basic or minimal level of understanding about copyright. The workshop format provides an opportunity to bring all delegates up to a similar level of knowledge.

"a fun training event, trainers were extremely knowledgeable and engaging"
[feedback from a delegate at Copyright The Card Game, CILIP Head Office, 27 January 2020]
Why you should attend

This interactive, games-based workshop covers the key aspects of copyright as it relates to library and information staff.

By the end of the half-day event attendees will have:

  • The ability to apply the basics of UK copyright law to the primary activities of libraries and archives
  • An awareness and understanding of the main licences and copyright exceptions that are relevant to libraries and archives
  • An understanding of issues related to copyright and the digital environment
  • A framework to help them deal with other copyright queries in their own institution.

The Professional Knowledge and Skills Base

This event supports the following PKSB areas:

  • 5.3 Copyright, intellectual property and licensing

Book discount

Delegates will be able to receive a generous discount on Jane and Chris's popular Facet Publishing book, Copyright and E-Learning.

PM Session: The Publishing Trap Game

This fun board game is a great way of learning about the issues related to open access, scholarly communication and publishing choices. Playing in teams, the group will learn about the issues and decisions that researchers in a variety of disciplines have to make throughout their career. The game is openly licensed and further information is available from:

Please note: the afternoon session is suitable and relevant for delegates from Northern Ireland and Ireland; the morning session's content covers UK copyright legislation only.


The Auditorium
The McClay Library
Queen's University
10 College Park

Tel: 028 9097 6135

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