Free copyright training for ALCC members - Sydney 16 April

Get your collections out there: understanding the copyright framework around online collections’ follows on from last year’s ALCC training, which tackled the copyright basics. This year’s training aims to demystify copyright law for librarians looking to promote collections online, and help staff develop risk management guidelines for using copyright works. We’ll be looking at copyright law and digitisation of library material, using social media platforms like Pinterest, Tumblr, Flickr, Facebook and Twitter, new digital history tools that enable new ways of experiencing collections and managing copyright permissions on acquisition or deposit of works into a library.

Date: Tuesday 16 April 2013

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm (followed by afternoon seminar)

Location: Macquarie University Library, Level 4, Room M4.01

To register:

RSVP to with:

  • Your name
  • Your organisation

Places are limited. If you have any scenarios you would like to see discussed during the session, or for any further information, contact Ellen Broad on 02 6262 1273 or

The Australian Libraries Copyright Committee is the primary policy body for the discussion of copyright issues affecting Australian libraries, with major members comprising the Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA), National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA), Council of University Librarians (CAUL) and National Library of Australia (NLA)

If you're still hungry for copyright tidbits after training, stick around for an afternoon seminar on topical copyright issues affecting Australian libraries, from 1:30pm in the same venue. 

ALCC Seminar

The internet has profoundly altered the ways in which consumers are able to access information, in an age of information abundance (and occasional overload!).  How to appropriately protect copyright works online without impeding fair access to information and community participation is a hot topic around the world. In domestic policy making, industry collaboration, international treaties and trade agreements, governments are looking at frameworks for copyright content in a digital age, and libraries have been playing an essential role in the conversation.

Following ALCC members copyright training, Ellen Broad will talk about recent developments with an impact on libraries providing access to information online, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), World Intellectual Property Organisations discussions on exceptions for libraries and archives, e-book lending, digital rights management and digital libraries.

Time: 1:30pm

Venue: Room M4.01



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