Invitation to the “Copyright for Librarians” Workshop
The workshop will be organized as part of the “Another Open Knowledge Day 2019” event, which will take place on October 24th from 9:00 to 16:00 at the City Museum of Ljubljana. In addition to the Workshop “Copyright for Librarians”, the “Wikimedia Loves Monuments,” event will be held in the afternoon, where members of the Slovenian Wikipedia group will present the importance of Wikimedia for academic publishing practices and announce the winner of the Slovenian section of the Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 Photo Contest.
As part of the “Another Open Knowledge Day 2019” event, IPI and National University Library, with support from Communia, extend the invitation to the “Copyright for Librarians” Workshop, held at the City Museum of Ljubljana on 24 October 2019 from 9:00 to 12:30.
At the workshop, librarians will learn about the current legal framework, as set out in the Copyright and Related Rights Act (ZASP) and the opportunities provided by the new Digital Single Market Directive (DSM Directive), which the Republic of Slovenia must implement by June 2021.
The workshop will be led by Benjamin White (Bournemouth University) and dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič (Institute for Intellectual Property). The workshop will be held in Slovenian and English without translation.
9:00 – 9:15 Introduction
9:15 – 10:30 Copyright for libraries – current provisions of the Slovenian Current Copyright Act
10:30 – 11:00 Cultural heritage institutions provisions in the new DSM Directive (Articles 6 and 8-11)
15 min brake
11:15 – 11:30 Public domain preservation (Article 14)
11:30 – 12:15 Text and data mining exemption (Articles 3 and 4)
12:15 – 12:30 Closing remarks and additional questions (both)
Please confirm the attendance at the Workshop by 21 October 2019 via the online form, or to the e-mail: email@example.com.
The Internet Archive will file an appeal against an unfair decision that ignores the value of the libraries’ work
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