Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Copyright Lunch Event Nov. 4 @ Cargill

Join MN-SLA for “Copyright: Social Media, Mobile Access, Open Content and More” 

Monday, November 4
11:30 – 1:30 pm
Cargill Office Center
$15 for students
(includes lunch)

MN-SLA is presenting two featured speakers: Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian from the University of Minnesota, and Troy Baker from the Copyright Clearance Center.

Part 1: “Open” Content Resources in the Special Libraries Context
The programs starts with an introduction to open content: resources that are free for public access and/or use, but not always fully understood. We’ll discuss some of the unique issues this content may pose in the corporate and other special libraries contexts, as well as some of the great advantages it can offer. Specific examples will include Creative Commons licenses, Open Access academic publications and archives and some public domain resources.

Part 2: Copyright Compliance Challenges

Today more than ever before, employees are using Twitter, Google, You Tube and other content sharing sites. Valuable information is easily accessible and employees enjoy ubiquitous access to copyright protected music, images and text as a part of their everyday work life. Awareness of the copyright implications and best practices in content reuse are important factors in making educated decisions around the use of copyright protected materials.

Register no later than Monday, October 28 at https://sla-mn-copyright.eventbrite.com.

See http://minnesota.sla.org/event/copyright-social-mobile-open-more/ for more information.

* Above information from SLA-MN's website.

Monday, October 7, 2013

SLA Student Group Meeting on Tuesday

Join us this Tuesday for our monthly meeting. Upcoming topics include SLA holiday party and silent auction, volunteer and networking opportunities.

Tuesday, October 8th
CdC 017
5:15 - 5:45 pm

Hope we see you there!