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ALCC Library and Archive Copyright Training, Sydney

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State Library of New South Wales

Macquarie St

Sydney, NSW 2000


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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.


Two sessions will be run between 10 am and 4 pm.

The sessions are 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. This session will end with a question and answer session, starting with responses to questions submitted in advance.

The day is designed so that you can attend either of the sessions individually or combine them 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.


Both 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, ASA or other member organisations, the only cost is your time. They are also open to non-members; however a price is charged. Members of the ALCC's sister organisation, the Australian Digital Alliance, receive a discount on this price.

*Please note: There is a limited capacity allocation for employees of institutions that are organisational members of ALIA. If you are not a member of ALIA as an individual and you wish to attend the training, please first contact the institution through which you are affilated with ALIA. Each ALIA affiliated organisation has up to 3 free tickets per session.

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.

11.15 am – Tea break

11.30 am – What you can do

Looking at how to navigate the narrow path of legal copyright use. 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. This will include a closer look at the new duration provisions in the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Act 2017 that come into effect in January. It will also touch on Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Act 2018 and 'safe harbour'. It will look at what safe harbour is and what it means for GLAM organisations. The session will also briefly outline current copyright law reform activities.

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.

3:00 pm – Afternoon tea

Hot TopicsL with Dr Kathy Bpwrey and Richard Neville – 4:00–5:00 pm

Concluding the day is a special hot topics session, where local experts talk about the latest issues and projects for the sector. Speakers at the Sydney training include:

- Dr Kathy Bowrey of the University of NSW, speaking on the public domain.

- Richard Neville, Mitchell Librarian at the State Library of NSW, looking at the challenges of managing client use of copyright materials

5:00 pm – Close


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


When ordering a ticket you have the option to subscribe to the ALCC mailing list. We send occassional emails to the list informing them of upcoming copyright training, copyright information such as our submissions of government inquiries and details of other copyright events. Subscription is voluntary.

Please note, even if you do not subscribe the ALCC may contact you after this event for the purposes of requesting feedback on the event and providing access to materials related to the event such as presentation slides.


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