Log Number: RE-246377-OLS-20
Duke University, on behalf of the Triangle Research Libraries, will build on the success of the Library Copyright Institute planning grant to scale this model of sustainable, comprehensive copyright education for academic librarians across the United States. Although copyright impacts libraries of all types, typically only the highest funded institutions have well-trained copyright experts on staff. This project is based on the premise that librarians of all institutions, regardless of financial wherewithal, need this expertise to meet the needs of their users. Learning and research communities are improved when all institutions are able to tackle pressing copyright challenges that arise in distance education support, e-reserves, digitization, and other services that are critical to modern library users. Ultimately, the goal is to empower those librarians with the legal knowledge necessary to serve the needs of their patrons, whether they be students, faculty, public users, or others.