Complete Copyright for K12 Librarians and Educators (Paperback)

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Complete Copyright for K12 Librarians and Educators (Paperback)


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Particularly in places of learning, technology is all-pervasive; because everyone is always making copies, copyright is center stage. And copyright law, when misapplied or misinterpreted, affects not only the way that you teach but even what you teach. With decades of experience interpreting the intricacies of copyright law as it pertains to librarianship, Russell is the ideal authority to address the concerns of librarians, teachers, and teaching librarians who work in the K–12 environment. Her book will encourage you to stop allowing your fear of copyright issues to limit how and what you share or teach, and instead be more involved in shaping copyright law to better serve your learning community. Through scenario-based discussions, it covers key topics such as
  • the reasons librarians and teachers have so many misconceptions about copyright, and why understanding copyright is a process, not a one-time event;
  • recent legislative and policy developments that impact schools and libraries;
  • situations often encountered by educators, such as using copyrighted material in class assignments, digital lesson plans, bulletin board displays, social media, school plays, and band performances and talent shows;
  • the use of licensed content in a variety of settings;
  • what constitutes "fair use," so that you can be empowered by knowing exactly what's possible within the law; and
  • guidance on making long-term strategic decisions and developing copyright policies.

Carrie Russell was the copyright specialist and director of public access to information at the ALA Policy and Advocacy Office in Washington, DC for more than twenty years. During her tenure, she had the opportunity to work on major copyright issues including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the TEACH Act, music modernization legislation, an international treaty to increase access to information for people with print disabilities, ebook business models, Google Book Search, and several mind-numbing government rulemakings. Previously, she was an academic librarian at the University of Arizona in an active team environment. She is the author of Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for Librarians and Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for K-12 Librarians and Educators which won the ABC-Clio/Greenwood Award for Best Book in Library Literature in 2013. Today, Carrie is busy reading and writing, swimming, cooking, and renovating her kitchen.

Product Details ISBN: 9780838939642
ISBN-10: 0838939643
Publisher: ALA Editions
Publication Date: May 18th, 2023
Pages: 208
Language: English
"Copyright law—and publications in general—have changed in the last dozen years, so Russell’s new edition is a welcome update from the 2012 version ... The writing is clear, informative, engaging, and professional. This is one book on copyright that users may want to read through cover-to-cover, not just consult.”
— Booklist