Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Open Access Week: Public Domain and Digitization

Date and Time: Wednesday 10/24 @ 1 pm EDT

In celebration of Open Access Week, we will explore the issues of Public Domain in the framework of Digitalization and Digital Media.  The issues of Open Access, Public Domain and Digital Rights continue to pose vexing issues for the Digital Environment.  From the point of view of Information Services and Copyright Resources; this session will highlight the Challenges, Issues and Opportunities in this arena.  

Registration requires joining the Center for Intellectual Property Community

Discussion Questions:
  • What are the parameters and scope of Public Domain?
  • What are the obligations of Digital users in regard to Public Domain?
  • Discuss the various tools related to Public Domain.
  • What is the impact of Open Access in terms of Public Domain, Copyright & Digital Rights Management?

Freya Anderson
Head of Information Services
Alaska State Libraries
Freya Anderson has been fascinated by copyright since her first library school class, when she participated in an animated discussion on library legal issues. 
Since then, she has become an ALA Copyright Scholar and expanded her outreach on the topic, presenting at Internet Librarian and several Alaska Library Association conferences. 
She’s currently the Head of Information Services at the Alaska State Library, where she manages services to employees of the great state of Alaska and to the general public.

Sandra Enimil
Head, Copyright Resources Center
The Ohio State University
Sandra Aya Enimil, a licensed attorney, is the Head of the Copyright Resource Center at the Ohio State University Libraries.  Prior to working at Ohio State, she was the Archives/Copyright Manager of the Chicago Defender Newspaper. 
Sandra is currently enrolled in a Masters of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2004, she was awarded a Law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.

Sandra received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Ghana. 

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