The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), with the support of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), is sponsoring a newly revised and updated members-only Online Copyright Tutorial. We are delighted that Kenneth D. Crews, Ph.D. – lawyer, librarian, and copyright educator – will be its host.
What is the Tutorial?
The Online Copyright Tutorial is a new education service designed for librarians and those involved in education and research. Librarians need only have an e-mail address to receive a series of messages to learn the “basics” of copyright at a friendly, instructive pace. Beginning February 14, subscribers will receive approximately three e-mail messages each week over a ten-week period (about 35 messages overall), each with a lesson and a resources list. Each lesson will address a specific copyright concern – including fair use, library photocopying, preservation, how to locate copyright holders. The messages are brief, interesting and relevant to the work of libraries. And they are written by a recognized expert on copyright!
Who is our Teacher?
AALL Member Kenneth D. Crews, Ph.D. is an associate professor at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis and at the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science. He is also the associate dean of the Faculties for Copyright Management Center, based at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. He holds a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as M.L.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA. Professor Crews is well known in the library world as one of the most dynamic teachers of copyright. (Who said copyright was dull?) “My philosophy about a hobby is the same as about copyright,” says Professor Crews. “If I cannot reveal that it is intriguing, fun, relevant, and filled with surprises, I am not doing my job.”
Who Should Subscribe?
AALL librarians who need or would like to know more about copyright, or want a refresher course. The tutorial is perfect for those librarians who have been unable to attend copyright workshops or presentations that have been offered in the past. Librarians with busy schedules will appreciate the e-mail lessons. You can “tune in” anytime – day or night – just check your e-mail!
When Will the Tutorial Begin?
E-mail lessons will be sent to subscribers beginning the week of February 14 and will run through May 5, 2000.
FREE. Yes, FREE to AALL members!!!
How Do I Subscribe?
Simply send an e-mail message to In the body of the text type:
“subscribe tutorial; your Email@address.org; Your Name”