LYRASIS & Columbia University Libraries present Online Copyright Classes

Upcoming Classes

Register for each class individually using the links below, or subscribe to LYRASIS Learning for access to all of our live, online classes and our full Learning Library. 

Copyright 101

2/24/2021 1:00 – 2:30 Eastern, free session

Heather Briston,Head of Curators and Collections, UCLA Library and Melissa Smith Levine, Director, Copyright office, University of Michigan Library

No Fear Fair Use: Practical Fair Use for Cultural Institutions

3/10/21 3:00 – 4:30pm Eastern 

Sandra Aya Enimil, Copyright Librarian and Contracting Specialist at Yale University Library

Kyle K. Courtney, Copyright Advisor at Harvard University

Copyright Limitations and Exceptions

3/24/2021 1:00 – 2:30 Eastern

Lisa Macklin, Associate Dean, Research, Engagement, and Scholarly Communications for Emory University Libraries

Anne M. Young, Director of Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property at Newfields

Copyright in Action

4/27/2021 1:00 – 2:30 Eastern

Cherie Chen, Senior Registrar for Rights and Reproductions, J. Paul Getty Museum and Rina Elster Pantalony, Director of Copyright Advisory Services, Columbia University

More classes will be scheduled between now and June; look out for more announcements or check our class schedule.

About the Virtual Copyright Education Center

LYRASIS & Columbia University Libraries are collaborating to offer online classes on copyright through a Virtual Copyright Education Center (VCEC) pilot project. This pilot is introducing new classes to enable cultural heritage professionals to move beyond a basic understanding of copyright. The pilot includes business planning with the goal of developing a sustainable service model to continue providing training. To learn more about the project, read our press release and view the VCEC Advisory Group members.


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