Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mark Your Calendars for Open Access Week

Issues for Authors: Copyright, Fair Use, Open Access and Archiving
Wednesday, October 20th 2-3:30 Odegaard Library Room 220

The panel will discuss the mechanics of copyright, authors’ rights, fair use of others’ works, open access and the UW's own depository for scholarly works, ResearchWorks. Other issues to be covered include how to copyright a work, when permissions are needed to use previously published works and how to maximize the audience for a work. Intended for all UW authors, this session should be especially helpful for those writing theses and dissertations.

Bring your questions - we will supply the experts.

Clark Shores, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Tim Jewell, Director, Information Resources & Scholarly Communication, UW Libraries
Ann Lally, Head, Digital Initiatives, UW Libraries

Open Access Journal Publishing – A UW Perspective
Thursday, October 21st 3-4:30 Odegaard Library Room 220

Open access (OA) journal publishing is promoted by some as a desirable alternative to high cost subscription-based journals. Although exhibiting a number of positives in comparison to traditional subscription-based publishing, OA publishing has its own issues. This panel will bring together editors and authors associated with UW-based open access journals to discuss issues, successes, challenges and potential solutions.

Felix Chew, Professor of Radiology, UW
Peter Lape, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UW
Michael Biggins, Head of Slavic Studies, UW Libraries
Kelsey Barrett, International Studies Undergraduate, UW

Libraries and Copyright in the Digital Age: Q & A with the Experts
Monday, October 25th 10-11:30 Odegaard Library Room 220

Do you have nagging questions about copyright? Ever wondered how the Google Books Settlement and the various lawsuits will affect your work as librarians or researchers? Then this session is for you. Using a question and answer format, this panel experts who discuss recent developments in copyright law as they relate to libraries and digital access.

Ask your question before the session at

Carrie Russell, American Library Association, Office of Information Technology Policy
Thom Deardorff, Coordinator for Access Services/Libraries Copyright Officer, UW Libraries
Clark Shores, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

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