The presentation will review the basics of U.S. Copyright Law, including the exceptions to the exclusive rights of copyright owners that allow libraries and archives to make scholarly and creative works available to library users. Recent legal decisions will be reviewed and their implications to our work in libraries will be highlighted. Tips and tools to help librarians navigate this frequently complex landscape will be shared.
Cindy Kristof manages digital projects and institutional repository initiatives, provides copyright clearance services for faculty and students, and conducts instructional sessions on copyright, fair use, Open Access, and Creative Commons Licenses, at Kent State University Libraries. In addition, she coordinates Affordable Learning Initiatives for the Libraries and serves as Kent State’s OhioLINK ETD Administrator, and she is University Libraries’ Faculty Senate Representative. She holds a BA in English Literature from The Ohio State University and a MLS from Kent State University.
Presentation given at the NOTSL Spring 2021 Meeting (Virtual).