Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship https://www.jcel-pub.org/ <p>The Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship is bi-annually published in the spring and fall. It is a peer-reviewed open-access publication for original articles, reviews and case studies that analyze or describe the strategies, partnerships and impact of copyright law on public, school, academic, and digital libraries, archives, museums, and research institutions and their educational initiatives.</p> The University of Kansas Libraries en-US Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship 2473-8336 The Rights Statement Selection Tool https://www.jcel-pub.org/article/view/13228 <p>Through the standardized rights statements it provides, RightsStatements.org allows institutions to clearly communicate the copyright status of digitized cultural heritage works, promoting their reuse.&nbsp;However, it can be tricky for institutions to determine correct statement usage through the site without additional context. The Rights Statement Selection Tool [bit.ly/RSSTOOL] is an interactive infographic that serves to visually explain the statement selection workflow, allowing a copyright novice to identify the correct statement through decision tree alone. This legal tool lets cultural heritage institutions assign rights statement review work to non-experts, potentially increasing the number of items that can be evaluated.&nbsp;It’s meant to be integrated into cataloging workflows: clickable links lead to each statement’s URI page, and it can be viewed in a browser alongside the RightsStatements.org&nbsp;site. The Tool serves as a complete visual reference to the statements:&nbsp;each is covered and explained. It aggregates relevant resources and serves as a structural bridge between related copyright status determination charts and Creative Commons charts. Donation agreements–often a source of confusion for rights statements reviewers–are covered as well. The Tool is, by design, as agnostic to national law as possible.&nbsp;The US-centered copyright status determination charts that feed into it (such as the Hirtle and Sunstein charts) could easily be swapped for resources reflecting other countries’ national law; the&nbsp;RightsStatements.org logic that it covers would remain unchanged, and so would the chart.&nbsp;As the&nbsp;RightsStatements.org standard goes global, this tool can be translated, adapted, and re-used beyond the US.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Gabriel Galson Brandy Karl Copyright (c) 2020 Gabriel Galson, Brandy Karl 2020-04-22 2020-04-22 4 1 10.17161/jcel.v4i1.13228 Teaching Copyright Law through Participatory Involvement in an Unconference Setting https://www.jcel-pub.org/article/view/13283 <p>An “unconference” is an attempt by librarians and other professionals to work outside of the traditional conference model. Presenters are encouraged to break out of traditional modes of presentation and try new methods of engaging with the participants. We submitted an idea for a session focused on demystifying domestic and international copyright law and discussing how the law affects libraries and archives. Modern librarianship demands at least a basic understanding of copyright and intellectual property issues, and librarians have reported that they lack training and knowledge in this area. We determined that we did not want to present a formal lecture on copyright in libraries, especially given the freedom and intellectual experimentation encouraged by an unconference setting. Instead, we determined that the best way to present copyright principles would be to share examples of real-life scenarios with the participants and assist them in applying the principles of copyright law to those situations. We hoped that participants would build confidence in their ability to respond when copyright issues arose at the workplace. This paper outlines the approach we took to prepare and present this unconventional session, and it includes an assessment of the results.</p> Amanda McCormick Stephanie A. Adams Hope Dunbar Sarah Mclean-Plunkett Copyright (c) 2020 Amanda McCormick, Stephanie A. Adams, Hope Dunbar, Sarah Mclean-Plunkett 2020-04-22 2020-04-22 4 1 10.17161/jcel.v4i1.13283 2018: A Streaming Video Odyssey https://www.jcel-pub.org/article/view/13391 <p><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">In this case study, we reflect on our journey through a major revision of our streaming video reserve guidelines, informed by an environmental scan of comparable library services and current copyright best practices. Once the guidelines were revised, we developed an implementation plan for communicating changes and developing training materials to both instructors and internal library staff. We share our navigation strategies, obstacles faced, lessons learned, and ongoing challenges. Finally, we map out some of our future directions for improving and streamlining our services.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;</span></p> Anali Perry Karen Grondin Copyright (c) 2020 Anali Maughan Perry, Karen A. Grondin 2020-09-01 2020-09-01 4 1 10.17161/jcel.v4i1.13391