Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2019 Is Coming Soon

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Fair Use Week logoThe 2019 Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week will be held February 25 – March 1, 2019. Commissioned by the Association of Research Libraries, Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is “an annual celebration of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines.”

ACRL has a number of resources, publications, and events to help you prepare for and participate in Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week:

* The Scholarly Communication Toolkit, developed and maintained by the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC), provides content and context on a broad range of scholarly communications topics and offers resources and tools for the practitioner. The Toolkit is freely available online and licensed through Creative Commons.

* Catch up on your reading with publications tackling fair use and other scholarly communication issues, including Applying Library Values to Emerging Technology: Decision-Making in the Age of Open Access, Maker Spaces, and the Ever-Changing Library and Institutional Repositories.

* Interested in local in-person training? ACRL’s RoadShow workshops can be brought directly to your campus, chapter, or consortium worldwide. These interactive day-long workshops are led by expert presenters in the field and cover a wide range of topics, including Scholarly Communication, Research Data Management, the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy, and more.

* Join us on Thursday, February 28, for a free ACRL Presents webcast, “Digging for Gold with Bundles of Sticks: Copyright, Fair Use, and Text Data Mining,” presented by Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer at the University of California-Berkeley. Register now!

Look for more information and resources from ACRL during Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week. For more information, visit the ACRL website or contact ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org.