ARCHIVED: AALL Joins With ALA To Offer Copyright Tutorial

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February 8, 2000

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 ALA and AALL members-only Online Copyright Tutorial. Kenneth D. Crews, PhD (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 their own 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, and how to locate copyright holders.
The messages are brief, interesting, and relevant to the work of libraries.

Who is our Teacher?

AALL Member Kenneth D. Crews, PhD, 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 MLS and PhD degrees from UCLA. Crews is well known in the library world as one of the most dynamic teachers of copyright.

E-mail lessons will be sent to subscribers beginning the week of February 14 and will run through May 5, 2000. The copyright tutorial program is FREE to AALL members. You can subscribe online at


Mark Your Calendar for AALL's Fourth National Satellite Conference: April
13, 2000, 12:00 - 1:30 Eastern Time
"Books & Bytes: Balancing Formats in Today's Libraries."
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