Copyright: challenges and solutions for information professionals

ILIG One Day Seminar

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Tue, 31st May 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

This course will cover the latest developments in copyright both in the United Kingdom and the European Union as well as how the information can and can’t be used.



09.00: Registration

09.30: Welcome and Introduction

09.45: Kate Vasili will talk about the current copyright law, changes, cases and developments in the UK and the EU.

10.15: Barbara Stratton will explain the relationship between national, European and international copyright law and the importance of the EU and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to national copyright law for libraries and archives.

10:45: Morning speakers’ Question & Answer panel

11.00: Tea/coffee break

11.15: Chris Morrison and Dr Jane Secker will be running an interactive workshop exploring the implications of copyright on the use of social media and the challenges this provides to information professionals and educators. The session will cover the basic principles of copyright in an online, international context as well as considering some likely scenarios and the terms of use of popular services.

13.00: Lunch

14.00: Professor Charles Oppenheim will talk about the law relating to text and data mining, whether contracts can over-ride copyright exceptions, and copyright aspects of open access.

14.00: Tony Simmonds will explain the International copyright and licensing relating to UK based users accessing content published outside the UK, and providing copies of library content to overseas distance learning students and students studying at institutions overseas.

15.00 Afternoon speakers’ Q&A panel

15.15 Tea/coffee break

15.30: Round up and general question time

16.00pm: Close

Closing date for all applications is 23 May 2016, but booking early is advisable as spaces are limited.  Book using the Book now button on the right.


Chris Morrison is the Copyright and Licensing Compliance Officer at the University of Kent, responsible for copyright policy, education and advice, and is also a member of the UUK / Guild HE Copyright Working Group. He was previously Copyright Assurance Manager at the British Library and prior to that worked for copyright collecting society PRS for Music

Prof. Charles Oppenheim: Charles is a semi-retired copyright consultant and was formerly a Professor of Information Science at Loughborough University. He is a Visiting Professor at City University, University of Northampton and at Robert Gordon University. He is also Chair of the Advisory Board for the ContentMine Project.

Dr Jane Secker is the Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor at LSE where she provides advice and support for staff and students. She is Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and the author of several books, including Copyright and E-learning a guide for Practitioners, the second edition which is due for publication in June 2016, co-authored with Chris Morrison.

Tony Simmonds has specialised in law librarianship throughout his career. In parallel he has taken a leading role in advising academic colleagues on copyright issues across the University of Law, and now across the University of Nottingham.

Barbara Stratton is Chair of the Expert Group on Information Law of the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) and is a leading advocate for copyright legislation for the public good in the context of of libraries, archives and their users.

Kate Vasili is the Copyright Officer and Digitisation Team Manager at Middlesex University and has been working in copyright for 17 years, advising staff and students on copyright and IP matters. Kate is also a member of the UUK / Guild HE Copyright Working Group and has delivered training and presentations for external and international organisations who are working or collaborating with the UK Higher Education community.


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