University of Texas at Arlington

Copyright Conference 2016

Risk Taking and (R)evolution

Copyright Conference 2016

UTA Libraries hosted our first Copyright Conference on October 28-29, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. It was designed to take place in the Open Access Week, a global event that is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. This year's theme for OA Week (October 24-30) is Open in Action.

UTA Copyright Conference 2016 out of state
speakers. From left to right: Carla Myers,
Emilie Algenio, Rebel Cummings-Sauls.

The Copyright Conference covered basic intellectual property rights in relation to different areas of practice, such as copyright in an institutional repository, music and image rights related to fair use, public access policy, and federal mandates. We want to provide our attendees with presentations that inspire and provoke as well as enhance their conception of “openness” and why it matters.

Day 2 of the UTA Libraries Copyright Conference was a workshop targeting education professionals who are new to copyright, or need a refresher. This workshop also provided information on open educational resources (OERs). We wish to connect with our North Texas K-12 teachers to assist with copyright as needed for their classroom projects and lesson plans.