CopyTalk: Academic Libraries Video Trust: Crowdsourcing Copyright, Digitization, and Access

Join the ALA Copyright, Legislation, Education and Advocacy Network (CLEAN) at 2 p.m. Eastern on November 1, 2018 for a free hour-long webinar “Academic Libraries Video Trust: Crowdsourcing Copyright, Digitization, and Access,” presented by Sarah McCleskey.

The Academic Libraries Video Trust (ALVT) facilitates the digitization and access for audiovisual works in the collections of member libraries. ALVT provides a repository of digital versions of selected AV works currently available only in the obsolete VHS format, along with information gathered in due diligence searching prior to digitization. The service is built on opportunities allowed to libraries and archives for the preservation and replacement of works in their collections, pursuant to Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act. ALVT  is a project of the National Media Market & Conference.

An academic librarian with over 25 years’ experience in a variety of institutions, Sarah McCleskey has been Head of Resource and Collection Services at Hofstra University Library since 2004 where she works on collection development and management, copyright and scholarly communication, and resource sharing.  Previously she held positions at Clemson University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, working with music collections, film and media, architecture, and the fine arts. Sarah has served as secretary, chair, and treasurer for the National Media Market & Conference Executive Board and recently completed a three-year term on the editorial board of the Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship. Sarah holds both an MSLS and MA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA in Latin and Politics from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.

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