METRO & ACRL/NY PRESENT: Fair Use Is Not Civil Disobedience: Rethinking the Copyright Wars and the Role of the Academic Library

Speaker James Neal
Jim Neal is the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia University, providing leadership for university academic computing and a system of twenty-two libraries. His responsibilities include the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, the Copyright Advisory Office, ...


Jim Neal is the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia University, providing leadership for university academic computing and a system of twenty-two libraries. His responsibilities include the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, the Copyright Advisory Office, and the Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research. Previously, he served as the Dean of University Libraries at Indiana University and Johns Hopkins University, and held administrative positions in the libraries at Penn State, Notre Dame, and the City University of New York.


 


Neal is a member of the OCLC Board of Trustees. He is the elected Treasurer of the American Library Association, also serving on the ALA Council and Executive Board. He has served on the Board and as President of the Association of Research Libraries, on the Board and as Chair of the Research Libraries Group (RLG), on the Board and as Chair of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), and is on the Board of the Freedom to Read Foundation. He has also participated on numerous international, national, and state professional committees, and is an active member of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).




Neal is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, consultant and published author, with focuses in the areas of scholarly communication, intellectual property, digital library programs, and library cooperation. He has served on the Scholarly Communication committees of ARL and ACRL and as Chair of the Steering Committee of SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, and is on the Board of the Columbia University Press. He has represented the American library community in testimony on copyright matters before Congressional committees, was an advisor to the U.S. delegation at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) diplomatic conference on copyright, has worked on copyright policy and advisory groups for universities and for professional and higher education associations, and during 2005-08 was a member of the U.S. Copyright Office Section 108 Study Group.




He was selected the 1997 Academic Librarian of the Year by the Association of College and Research Libraries and was the 2007 recipient of ALA’s Hugh Atkinson Memorial Award and the 2009 ALA Melvil Dewey Medal Award. And in 2010, he received the honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta.

Full Description
The academic library community has been at the center of the copyright wars, advancing the interests of our students and faculty. Digital and network technologies, the licensing of electronic content, and the globalization of copyright have combined to challenge our traditional views of intellectual property. New laws and legislation threaten the sustenance of fair use and key exceptions to copyright. We must re-commit to campus education, political advocacy, and collective risk taking.
 
This lecture will begin promptly at 6pm and will be followed by an informal reception.
 
Who should attend:
Academic and special librarians who work with library support for teaching, learning and research and who need to understand the basics of copyright and the legal and legislative challenges libraries face in supporting their users.
 
By the end of this program, participants will:
- Understand the basics of copyright and its role in library collection and service programs
- Know the key legal and legislative developments and issues influencing copyright
- Be motivated to educate their communities and advocate for changes that sustain fair use in the work of libraries
Organizer Laura Forshay

When?

Tue, Oct. 4, 2011
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
US