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Workshop Name: Copyright Basics for Libraries - ONLINE TUTORIAL
Workshop Date:

Available Anytime

Workshop Time: Available Anytime
Workshop Location: You will take this course from your own desktop computer

Workshop Instructor:

Library Education @ Your Desktop - University of North Texas

Dr. Carol Simpson

Workshop Description:


















Copyright is a hot topic in libraries.

While the library and academic communities once felt that they had a good grasp on legal and ethical use of protected materials, recent changes in law and important court cases, as well as aggressive legal actions, have put librarians on edge.

Knowing what copyright entails and how to deal with the most basic copyright situations in a library can help a library avoid the more common copyright risks.

This tutorial doesn't purport to cover every possible copyright situation in a library. Given the limited time frame, we will only discuss basics. However, with this foundation you will be able to better understand what you read regarding copyright and make decisions that are based on solid baseline information, not rumor or possibly erroneous "common knowledge."

While copyright may not always be intuitive, it is current federal law. It isn't optional, and it isn't easy. Taking some time to read, discuss, and develop an understanding of the topic is essential to protecting yourself and your library from potential legal action. Best of luck on your first steps of this challenging, but interesting, journey.


After completing this course, you will understand the following objectives:

  • Identify the origin and history of copyright
  • List and describe the six rights of a copyright holder
  • Explain fair use laws
  • Present several ways copyright affects public library service
  • Locate online and print resources on copyright when confronted with questions or concerns


The course addresses these issues and more in a web-based course designed to take about 1 1/2 hours to complete. It contains multimedia elements, external links, pre- and post-tests, and course evaluation modules.
Workshop Certification: No special certifications are associated with this workshop.
CEU Credits:
How to Register:

E-mail: sburton@kcmlin.org
Fax: (816) 461-0966
Phone: (816) 521-7257

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How This Works:


When your registration has been processed for this class, you will be sent a course code by email.  You will also receive login and course code information so that you may take the course at the time that works best for you.

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Workshop Costs:

KC Trains/KCMLIN Member:  $15.00

Non KC Trains/KCMLIN Member:  $17.50

Refund & Credit Policy:


Refund & Credit Policy:

Full refunds or credits are available for cancellations made a minimum of seven days prior to the workshop minus a $5.00 administrative fee.

You can transfer to another workshop a minimum of seven days before the workshop with no administrative fee.

Cancellations made less than seven days prior to a workshop receive no refunds or credits.

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Last Updated 6/12/07