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Event Details

Copyright and Libraries

Copyright and Libraries

Course Overview

Copyright, Creative Commons, Digital Rights Management, Licencing of e-resources … need to know more? This is the course for you.

This short 4 week course focuses on copyright and licencing in the library and information sector.

This unit will draw on the performance criteria of the unit BSBLIB513 'Monitor compliance with copyright and licence requirements', and so will enable participants to gain a credit transfer for this unit, should they wish to do so in the future. This unit is part of the NEW National Training package.

If you are participating in the ALIA PD Scheme, you may claim 20 points for this activity in the Assessed Short Course category.

Course Objectives and Content

Introduction to copyright

Organisations involved such as the Australian Copyright Council, and the ALCC.

Creative Commons licencing – interpretation and use

Digital rights management

Licencing of e-resources

Legal, economic and ethical implications of meeting copyright and licencing requirements

Right for you if...

You work in any library and information sector and you are interested in copyright issues and how this impacts on the library, and the broader implications of copyright infringement and legislative obligations.

You want to ensure your library meets compliance with copyright legislation in a digital environment.

You need understand and impart knowledge to customers and staff of the licencing requirements of e-resources. This includes those resources available via the internet and vendor based resources.

Course Delivery


Contact with facilitators will be through online forums on Moodle (the online Learning Management System).

Participants will connect with each other through forum discussions.

There are no specific times you need to be available.

The time investment required is approximately 4-5 hours per week, depending on the individual.

The course can be completed in 4 weeks but as it is developed to be self paced, it can be finished earlier or later depending on your learning styles and needs. If you wish to vary the usual time taken, please discuss this with your teacher at the outset.

No specific hardware and software, other than a computer with internet access, is required for this course, although being able to try out apps on your own mobile device would be useful.

In partnership with...


Our training partner for this course is Sydney TAFE.

Sydney TAFE is part of one of the largest and most innovative education and training providers in Australia.

Each year, they help more than 70,000 students achieve their education, learning and work skills goals through 800 rewarding and exciting nationally recognised courses and training programs offered across seven Sydney Institute TAFE colleges, in the workplace, online and via distance learning.

More information

p. 1800 020 071

e. training@alia.org.au

N.B. To access the course at member prices please ensure you are logged in first. Institutions registering staff under the institution's ALIA membership should ensure those staff are listed under their membership before registering, or member pricing will not be applied to those individuals.(Go to My Profile/My Memberships/Members tab)

Cancellation Policy
Registrations up to 3 weeks prior = full refund
Registrations between 1-2 weeks prior = 50% refund
Registrations cancelled 1 week prior or later = no refund
Registrations can be transferred to other individuals at no cost (in the same registration category).
Contact training@alia.org.au for information.

Event details

Where: Online

When: 26 April - 23 May

Registrations Open: 1 Mar 17 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 11 Apr 17 11:59 PM

Cost: $295 members, $440 non-members

Register now and secure your attendance