Copyright and Digital Technology

An Introduction to Copyright and Digital Technology for Librarians

Kevin Smith, Director, Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communications, Duke University
Wednesday, March 11 at 4pm PST

Participant link:

Curious about copyright, fair use, and digital technology in various information settings?

Please join SJSU ASIS&T and our guest speaker Kevin Smith, from Duke University, for An Introduction to Copyright and Digital Technology for Librarians.

Our 1976 Copyright Law is a poor fit with digital technologies that have developed in the past 30 years. We will look at places where the conflict is most acute, consider what aspects of the law are especially problematic, and discuss ways to encourage digital research and teaching within the confines of the law as it stands. The role of fair use in supporting technological innovation will be especially important.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you there!

About the speaker:

KevinSmith.DukeUnivAs Duke University’s first Director of the Copyright and Scholarly Communications Office, Kevin Smith’s principal role is to teach and advise faculty, administrators and students about copyright, intellectual property licensing and scholarly publishing.  Kevin began his academic career with graduate studies in theology at Yale University and the University of Chicago, and then decided to move into library work.  He holds a Masters of Library Science from Kent State University and has worked as an academic librarian in both liberal arts colleges and specialized theological libraries.  His strong interest in copyright law began in library school and he received a law degree from Capital University in 2005. Before moving to Duke in 2006, Kevin served as the Director of the Pilgrim Library at Defiance College in Ohio, where he also taught Constitutional Law. He is admitted to the bar in Ohio and North Carolina.

Posted in Archive, Past Announcements and tagged , , , , .