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Accessing the Public Domain Friday, March 28, 2014 10:00am to 12:00pm Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100) Location Information Join us for a conversation with copyright experts about the effort to determine the copyright status of works in the vast and growing collections of digitized library material. The library’s grant-funded, multi-institutional copyright review management system (CRMS) has thus far identified almost 200,000 public domain works that can now be read by anyone with an Internet connection. Panelists will…

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“Grad Student Forum on Copyright, Fair Use, and Digital Dissertations” Monday, February 24, 2014 4:00 – 6:00 pm Room 2001, LSA Building Join us for a conversation about copyright, fair use, and issues of dissertation and scholarly publishing in the digital age. All are welcome. A Grad Student’s Guide to Submitting a Digital Dissertation: You Need to Know This Sooner than You Think The transition to the digital dissertation opens new possibilities for students and…

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Braving Through Fear of Fair Use Monday, February 24, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery Lab Are you digitizing a special collection or unique museum materials? Are you a scholar trying to use images for research, scholarly publishing or teaching? In the last 20 years there has been an explosion in the amount of high-quality online image content from cultural collections. But recent research indicates that scholars are not necessarily taking advantage of…

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Are you interested in publishing your research in academic journals or with a university press? Do you have questions about how contemporary academic publishing works? Please join us for “Publish, Not Perish: Tools for Success,” a series of workshops during the winter semester that will help you navigate the challenges every new academic author faces. Taught by published authors, staff from the University of Michigan Press, and experts on copyright and open access, these sessions…

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If you are a U-M faculty, staff member, or student who has recently received a takedown notice from Elsevier regarding research papers posted on Academia.edu, we can offer assistance with finding other mechanisms for sharing your work. Expert staff at Michigan Publishing can help you understand what rights you’ve retained in a publication agreement, where and what version of your work can be posted on personal and third-party websites, and how Deep Blue, the U-M…

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Are you planning on a career in the arts? Do you know what “Fair Use” is? Do you know how to market yourself as an artist?  This fall, the Copyright Office is hosting a series of workshops aimed at the intersection of the arts, entrepreneurship, and law. Topics include important copyright issues for musicians and artists, an interpretation of common contractual language, and an introduction to marketing strategies for artists. All sessions will be held…

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Do you have copyright questions? The Copyright Office at the University of Michigan Library is here to help. Join us for one or all of these short workshops by signing up at teachtech.umich.edu. These sessions are geared for faculty and students but all are welcome. We look forward to seeing you! All sessions are in the Hatcher Graduate Library Faculty Exploratory.  General Overview of Copyright, Wed. Sept. 18, 10 – 11 am Fair Use and Copyright…

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The Benz

Claire Tatro is an intern this summer with the Copyright Office here at Michigan Publishing. Claire is a student at the University of Michigan School of Information (M.A. 2014). This is her final blog about books in the public domain from HathiTrust. Early versions of cars have helped shape the lifestyle and world we know today.  Light Motor Cars and Voiturettes written by John Henry Knight in 1902 depicts the early twentieth century equivalent of…

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  Claire Tatro is an intern this summer with the Copyright Office here at Michigan Publishing. Claire is a student at the University of Michigan School of Information (M.A. 2014). She is working on a series of highlights about books in the public domain in HathiTrust. The Danvers Jewels, a mystery novel written in 1898 by Mary Cholmondeley, is a riveting tale of murders and theft surrounding the Danvers jewels. The author, Miss Cholmondeley, lived a…

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The Schools in Wartime; London, H.M. Stationery off., 1941; 26 p. illus. 22 1/2cm (http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015030531597) Envision a school day disrupted by bombing alerts, children sent away to the country, and tension at home from the war.  All these conditions made it difficult for British children to have a solid education during World War II.  This book entitled The Schools in Wartime presents a series of short vignettes illustrating how the Board of Education adapted British…

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