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 Copyright for Academic Librarians in the Digital Age


  • ​​​Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • Time: 4:00–5:00 p.m. Makkah AST (UTC +3)
  • Language: English
  • Cost: Free​

Webinar Overview

By the end of this webinar, participants will have:
  • been introduced to the basic copyright rules (and exceptions for libraries) as set out in the Berne Convention;  
  • be able to differentiate between “copyright” and “intellectual property”; 
  • examined a series of case studies presenting different copyright issues that arise in an academic library setting in the digital age; and
  • understood useful solutions to those copyright issues. 

Webinar Objectives

The objectives of this webinar are to enable participants to:
  • understand basic copyright rules vs. intellectual property;
  • understand copyright exceptions for libraries; and
  • work within the copyright rules to help patrons to access library materials, both printed and digital.

Webinar moderator​

Sara Benson, JD, LLM, MSLIS is:
  • an attorney and librarian; and
  • Copyright Librarian at the University of Illinois.



Early registration ensures you a place in the webinar. 
Available seats are limited and registration ends once the number has been reached.