Copyright Training

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Copyright! It touches on almost all areas of practice in libraries and archives, yet many do not feel confident in dealing with it on a day to day basis.  Recognising the need, the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee (ALCC) continues to provide free copyright training to member organisations and their employees - ALIA, NSLA, CAUL, NLA, AGLIN, NAA, CAARA and Aust Soc Archivists.

This proactive session aims to arm librarians and achivists with the knowledge and skills to tackle copyright in their instituitions. From document delivery to story time, preservation to twitter we cover it all and take questions for the floor. 

There are two sessions, Copyright Essentials (which will start from the beginning) and Copyright Extended.  Copyright Extended assumes either a base knowledge of copyright or attendence at the morning session.  

The two sessions are designed so that you can either attend one as a stand alone session or combine both for a full day program. However if you are coming for the full day PLEASE ENSURE YOU REGISTER FOR BOTH SESSIONS.  

Both sessions will be held at the State Library of WA. 


9:30am Making friends with copyright

Quick run through of the basics! What, how, why, duration, protection, licences, permissions, substantiality.  

11:00am Tea break

11:30am The narrow path

What can I do?  Exceptions, (including fair dealing, s200AB, preservation copyright, document supply) licenses, orphans and TPMs.

12:30pm Close


1:30pm Quick Recap

2:00pm Open Licencing

What do we do with our own content?  Special Creative Commons Workshop.

3:00pm Tea break

3:30pm Part 2 - Where to from here?

So, how do we make this work? Risk management, licencing, the secrets of TOS, and workshopping common (and uncommon) conundrums.

Then international and domestic trends and issues. What will shape the copyright reform agenda in the next year?

4:30pm Close

For further information, contact Trish Hepworth on 02 6262 1102 or

SLWA is kindly providing tea and coffee for the breaks, but there will be no lunch provided. Luckily there are plenty of cafes in the vicinity, or you can bring your own lunch. 


State Library of Western Australia
ALIA Partner Event
Monday 27 July 2015 (All day)
Contact details
Trish Hepworth