Defining Your Role as the Go-To Copyright Person is an exploratory online course in which you learn about the why, who, what and how of being that designated copyright contact person. You’ll receive one lesson each week with short discussion questions to help you explore your role. We’re currently adding a special section on the role of the go-to copyright person during COVID-19 and beyond.
This eTutorial has 5 e-lessons including a summary of best practices + 24/7 online discussions and short assignments to guide you in exploring your role as the go-to copyright person. Lots of opportunity to ask questions and obtain input from colleagues and instructor. By spending approximately 2 hours per week, you’ll optimize your learning from this eTutorial.
Defining Your Role as the Go-To Copyright Person exceeded my expectations. The questions raised in each lesson really made me think outside my daily tasks. I am now able to make it clear to my colleagues that all permission questions and requests must be addressed through me. I highly recommend this course to other go-to copyright persons!— Irina Burns, Senior Managing Editor and Licensing Services Manager, Academy of Management (January 2020)
Syllabus for Defining Your Role as the Go-To Copyright Person
E-Lesson 1.0 — What Is the Go-To Copyright Person’s Role?
- Who Should Be the Go-To Copyright Person?
- What Is Your Role vis-à-vis Copyright Issues?
- Do I Need a New Job Title?
E-Lesson 2.0 — Getting Established
- Your Support Groups
- Your Organization’s Copyright Issues
- Your Target Audience
E-Lesson 3.0 — Your Responsibilities
- Responsibilities of a Copyright Professional
- Understanding Copyright as Part of Risk Management
- The Role of a Copyright Policy or Guidelines
E-Lesson 4.0 — Your Copyright Education
- Your Continuing Copyright Education
- Copyright Basics
- Exceptions to Obtaining Permission
E-Lesson 5.0 — Best Practices for Getting Started
- 10 Best Practices for Getting Started as the Go-To Copyright Person
We’re currently adding a special section on how go-to copyright persons can manage using copyright materials in the classroom, library and elsewhere during COVID-19 and beyond.
Participants do the work on their own time as their schedules permit and we don’t meet together at any specific times. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Student participation is in an online forum.
Testimonials from More Graduates
I really liked the eTutorial format of Defining Your Role as the Go-To Copyright Person. The short assignments were very helpful in defining my role. I’m now able to bring more copyright awareness to my workplace and hopefully decrease reproducing copyright materials without permission.— Sarah Jones (January 2020)
This was a great course. It provided me with a clear idea of my role as the go-to copyright person in my college.— YoungKyu Joo, Copyright Advisor, Camosun College (January 2020)
Defining Your Role as the Go-To Copyright Person is a great refresher to ensure I am following best practices in my copyright role. I definitely recommend this course to anyone who is responsible for copyright issues in their organization.— Kellie Denny, Intellectual Property & Contracts, Biltmore (January 2020)
What Does It Take To Be a Copyright Specialist?
We asked copyright specialist Emilie Algenio to share her tips for librarians who deal with copyright issues and who answer copyright questions. Her recommendations include:
1. Prioritize and organize
2. Connect with your people
3. Rehearse your elevator speech
4. Start local, then think global
5. Be patient and compassionateCopyright Specialist: Getting Started by Emilie Algenio
For a more comprehensive copyright course on practical copyright issues in your library or organization, see the Copyright Leadership Certificate.