Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, April 29, 2008 (11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern) to discuss the recently released Section 108 Study Group Report, an independent report sponsored by the U.S. Copyright Office and the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program of the Library of Congress. ACRL OnPoint is a live series of informal monthly chat sessions that provide the opportunity to connect with colleagues and experts to discuss an issue of the day in academic and research librarianship.
Conveners: Becky Albitz, electronic resources and copyright librarian at Penn State and ACRL Copyright Committee chair; and Jim Neal, vice president for information services and university librarian at Columbia University and a member of the Section 108 Study Group.
Copyright continues to be a core interest of the higher education and academic library communities. Discuss the implications of the recommendations and findings of the Section 108 Study Group Report, released March 31, on copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives. Discuss the advocacy and educational roles and responsibilities of librarians as changes to Section 108 are considered.
FYI, archive transcript is now online at http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlproftools/OnPoint/archives/2008-04-28.cfm