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National Library of Australia

Conference room, 4th floor

Parkes Way

Parkes, ACT 2600

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Copyright – it touches on almost all areas of practice in libraries and archives, yet many do not feel confident in dealing with it on a day to day basis. Recognising the need, the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee (ALCC) continues to provide copyright training to members and non-members nationwide.

This training aims to arm librarians and archivists with the knowledge and skills to tackle copyright in their institutions. From document delivery to open access, we cover it all and take questions from the floor.


Three sessions will be run between 10 am and 5 pm.

The first two are traditional copyright training sessions. Each is aimed at attendees with different levels of knowledge and experience, and the two are designed to work as discrete sessions or as a single full-day copyright primer. These two sessions are:

  1. Copyright Essentials (morning) - intended for those who want to learn or brush up on their copyright basics.

  2. Copyright Extended (afternoon) - looks at the latest updates and copyright practices; assumes either a base knowledge of copyright or attendance at the morning session.

Following these sessions, the day will end with a special presentation, featuring representatives of the Department of Communications and the Arts discussing the details of the recent amendments to the Copyright Act and what they mean for libraries and archives.


All sessions are free for ALCC member organisations and their employees - so if you or your institution are a member of ALIA, NSLA, CAUL, AGLIN, CAARA, ASLA or ASA , the only cost is your time. They are also open to non-members; however a price is charged for the first two training sessions. The final session is free for all attendees.

The day is designed so that you can attend each of the sessions individually or combine two or more for a fuller program. They will be held in the same location, with a break for lunch in between. Please register for all sessions you plan to attend - places fill up fast. No catering is provided however there are a number of cafes in walking distance.

Full day program

Copyright Essentials – 10 am–12.30 pm

10 am – Making friends with copyright

A quick run through of the basics. What, how, why, and duration of protection.

11.30 am – Tea break

11.45 am – The narrow path

What can I do? Fair dealing, s200AB, preservation copyright, document supply, licences, orphan works and TPMs.

12.30 pm – Close

Copyright Extended – 1.30–3:30 pm

1.30 pm – Latest developments for libraries and archives

A quick update on the latest in Australian copyright that affects the sector, including the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Act 2017, which passed into law recently.

If time permits, the session will also include practical discussion of how to increase access to your collections within the current copyright framework. Includes discussion of licence management, Creative Commons and practical strategies for risk management.

3:30 pm – Afternoon tea

Hot Topics presentation 4.00–5:00 pm

This presentation will feature a representative of the Department of Communications answering questions about the latest changes to the Copyright Act. The aim will be for a deep drilldown into the amendments, and what they mean for collection management and access going forward.

5 pm – Close

For further information, contact Jessica Coates (02) 6262 1118 or info@digital.org.au.

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