By: J.D. Ross
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As a part of Open Access Week 2011, the School of Information Studies (iSchool) will host Dorothea Salo, Faculty Associate at the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison for a talk on copyright practices and how libraries are dealing with them.

Open Access Week focuses on free access to information, including the immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as needed. In its fourth year, the week provides an opportunity for the academic and research communities to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, and share what they’ve learned with colleagues.

Salo’s talk, Will Libraries Survive Copyright, examines current national and international copyright practices that have the potential to devastate libraries as we know them.  Widely-accepted practices such as First Sale, Section 108 (the library “fair use” code), electronic reserves, interlibrary loan, electronic-book and e-journal lending are all under legal threat. Digitization of library-owned materials presents additional challenges, as does the technology used in the name of enforcing copyright. 

Salo is a Faculty Associate in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, as well as co-lead for UW-Madison’s Research Data Services. She has written and presented internationally on data curation, institutional repositories, social media, scholarly publishing, copyright, and user-centered design. She holds an MA in Library and Information Studies and another in Spanish from UW-Madison.

The talk will be held in Hinds Hall 011 (Innovation Studio) at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 27.