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October 22-28: Open Access Week Vanderbilt!

Posted by on Monday, October 1, 2018 in Events, News, Uncategorized.

Please join us to observe International Open Access Week 2018!

Wednesday, October 24, 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, Center for Digital Humanities, 344 Buttrick Hall

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is a concentrated block of time during which participants expand existing Wikipedia entries or create new ones, in a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of important topics and ideas. Edit-a-thons a great way to learn some basics of Wikipedia editing while making a substantive difference in the quality of publicly-accessible scholarly information. We’ll provide basic training on Wikipedia editing throughout the session, as well as lunch and refreshments. All are invited.  Send your suggestions for new Wikipedia entries or revisions here.

Lunch will be provided at this event.


Thursday, October 25, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

How Far Fair Use?  An Open Access Week Conference, Community Room,  Central Library

What is fair use and why does it matter to libraries, universities, and scholarship? For that matter, what exactly is copyright and why you should care? Join two of the country’s most prominent copyright law librarians/lawyers for a conversation about copyright, fair use as a key limitation on copyright, open access, and more.

Melissa Levine will begin the event at 11:00 with a discussion of current copyright cases and their impact on the educational environment, emphasizing teaching, research, and use of library-held materials. Lunch will be provided to registrants at noon. At 1:00, Kyle Courtney will lead the audience through various fair use analyses in the form of an interactive game show. In an engaging way, participants will learn the processes for making fair use judgements in both their educational and research pursuits.

Advanced Registration is free, but required for provided lunch.  Register for How Far Fair Use?  here.

For additional information and full program schedule, please see the conference website.