[cc-au] copyright council

Derek Whitehead DWhitehead at groupwise.swin.edu.au
Mon Mar 10 22:19:22 EDT 2008

Hi everyone

Although the ACC is the largest provider of copyright training in our sphere, there is a lot of training around. Copyright officers at universities, for example, spend big chunks of time developing training materials and training people.

The Australian Digital Alliance has recently had a board meeting and AGM, and is considering putting together information on its site about training opportunities, to encourage diversity of approaches in training. It is also important that training emphasise the needs and interests of the copyright user, as well as the copyright owner. Check out the ADA website too - http://www.digital.org.au - your advocate for balanced copyright, active for almost a decade.



Derek Whitehead
Director, Information Resources and University Copyright Officer
Swinburne University of Technology
tel. (03) 9214 8333
Vice President, Australian Library and Information Association

>>> Rachel Cobcroft <rachel at creativecommons.org.au> 11/3/08 13:11 >>>
This discussion is valuable - often librarians and other information professionals are introduced to copyright through these channels.
The training sessions are heavily advertised in inserts to the professional magazines, such as the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)'s inCite (http://www.alia.org.au/publishing/incite/).
Fortunately, the library sector is also a strong advocate of fair use/dealing, with provisions and policies being heavily debated in the blogosphere. (See http://www.travelinlibrarian.info/, for one, and then the implementation at http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/8056)
We still have to be vigilant though, to ensure that the balanced perspective endures :-)

On 11/03/2008, Jamison Young <jam at jamyoung.net<mailto:jam at jamyoung.net>> wrote:
> > == Australian Copyright Council "copyright training" sessions ==
>  > <http://www.copyright.org.au/training/training-2008/training2008.htm>
>  > These courses are held in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth,
>  > Melbourne, Sydney.


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