Copyright Essentials for Librarians

Copyright – it touches on almost all areas of practice in libraries and archives, yet many do not feel confident in dealing with it on a day to day basis. This session aims to arm librarians and archivists with the knowledge and skills to tackle copyright in their day to day roles within collecting institutions.
This workshop is aimed at library professionals who are completely new to copyright or are wanting to brush up on their copyright knowledge. The session will cover the following:
• General copyright law overview
• Library and archive exceptions
• Key issues for libraries
• Licensing & Agreements
It will be an engaging and interactive session with spot quizzes and opportunities for group discussions using real life scenarios.

Sarah Powell

Copyright Law and Policy Advisor, Australian Libraries and Archives Copyright Coalition

Author Bio

Sarah is the Copyright Law and Policy Adviser for the ALACC. She has a wealth of experience in copyright related roles across the cultural heritage and education sectors. Sarah’s areas of interest include advocating for flexible fair dealing exceptions, remedies for orphan works and protection of Indigenous cultural knowledge. She currently represents Australia as a member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Copyright and other Legal Matters Advisory Group. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries and a Masters in Museum and Heritage Studies, and is completing an LLB part time through Victoria University of Wellington.