Upcoming Visit to SLIS at the University of Alberta

I will be heading out to Edmonton later this month to give a series of talks and to offer a one-unit course in Copyright at UA’s School of Library and Information Studies.

Here is the announcement from the SLIS webpage:

SLIS is proud to announce that this October we will be hosting SLIS Distinguished Scholar Dr. Samuel E. Trosow from the University of Western Ontario

The School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) is proud to announce that this October we will be hosting SLIS Distinguished Scholar Dr Samuel E. Trosow from the University of Western Ontario.  Dr. Trosow is jointly appointed to the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Information and Media Studies, and is a leading scholar in the areas of information policy, librarianship and digital media with a specific focus on intellectual property rights in Canada. He is the co-author of Canadian Copyright: A Citizen’s Guide, which is now in its second edition.  Dr. Trosow is also actively involved in the Graphics, Animation and New Media (GRAND) Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), where he leads the Citizenship research theme.

During Dr. Trosow’s visit (Oct 16-25, 2014) he will be giving a number of presentations that are of interest to SLIS students, staff and faculty as well as the broader University of Alberta and LIS communities.  Highlights from Dr. Trosow’s visit include:

  • On October 16 Dr. Trosow will be presenting at the Netspeed Conference on the subject of makerspaces and intellectual property rights (along with SLIS Assistant Professor, Dr. Michael McNally).  For more information please visit the Netspeed Conference Website: http://www.thealbertalibrary.ab.ca/services/conferences/netspeed-2014
  • On October 18 Dr. Trosow will present the keynote address at the annual Progressive Librarian’s Guild – Edmonton Chapter Symposium (Organize and Assemble IV) to be held at SLIS.  For more details please see the PLG Edmonton Website: http://plgedmonton.ca/2014-symposium-program/
  • On October 22 Dr. Trosow will be speaking as part of the University of Alberta Libraries’ Open Access Week.
  • On October 19, 24 and 25, Dr Trosow will be teaching a 1-credit MLIS course on Copyright at SLIS.  More details on Dr. Trosow’s 1-credit MLIS course will be provided on the SLIS website in the coming weeks.

Dr. Trosow will also be hosting some office hours at SLIS, providing students and others an opportunity to engage and interact with one of Canada’s leading copyright scholars.  SLIS looks forward to hosting
Dr. Trosow and encourages all SLIS students, staff and faculty to attend some of his events and contribute to a warm U of A welcome!

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  1. amanda wakaruk · ·

    More information about the OA Week talk on October 22, 10am MST:

    Copyright and Licensing Agreements: Are We Signing Away Our Rights? with Sam Trosow

    This presentation will examine the relationship between copyright law and provisions in licensing agreements which are often in tension. Contractual provisions that seek to limit the ability of end-users (such as faculty and students) to fully utilize licensed materials are nothing new. But in the new copyright environment, where users rights have been explicitly recognized as an integral part of the copyright landscape, these practices need to be carefully revisited. This presentation will look at the issue in an academic context.

    When: Wednesday, Oct. 22nd; 10:00-11:00 AM
    Where: Law Center, 105
    This event will be live-streamed and recorded: https://connect.srv.ualberta.ca/copyrightandlicensing/
    Instructions: http://ctl.ualberta.ca/technology-services/eclasslive/setup

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