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32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Friday, November 9 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Intellectual Property Policies in Academe: Issues and Concerns with Digital Scholarship

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Presented by Sheri Ross, followed by comments from Bill Hannay.

Much scholarship is created digitally, often in a mediated online environment with several collaborators and interested parties. As a result, academic institutions must update their intellectual property policies to address current practices in teaching/learning and research/publishing. As institutional policies often serve as contracts, they must be clear and address the rights of several stakeholders, including the institution, granting agencies, faculty, staff and students, among others. While several large universities and institutions with a strong online presence have updated intellectual property policies, many smaller institutions have just begun to revise and execute such policies.

This session will relate the issues uncovered and lessons learned during the recent rewriting of the intellectual property policy at a medium-sized, private liberal arts institution. The session will focus on copyrights and will have three primary objectives. First, attendees will receive a brief overview of copyright and contract law as it pertains to creating a policy for an academic institution. Second, they will be introduced to the needs and concerns of various stakeholder groups at an academic institution. Third, attendees will be presented with scenarios depicting conflicts of interest and will be encouraged to discuss potential policy strategies, relating their own experiences in the development of intellectual property policies at their institutions.

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William M. Hannay

Partner, Schiff, Hardin, LLP, Bill Hannay
William M. Hannay regularly represents corporations and individuals in civil and criminal matters, involving federal and state antitrust law and other trade regulation laws.  He is an Adjunct Professor, teaching courses at IIT/Chicago-Kent law school in antitrust, intellectual property, and international business transactions, and is the author or editor of several books on antitrust and intellectual property law, including "The Corporate... Read More →

Sheri V.T. Ross

Assistant Professor, St Catherine University, United States of America
Dr. Ross is Assistant Professor with the MLIS Program at St. Catherine University.  Information Policy is the core of her teaching and scholarship. Scholarly communication, intellectual property and open access are of particular interest.  She serves on the Minnesota State Library Association's Legislative Committee and has evaluated the use of the Research4Life Programs. Dr. Ross also teaches Electronic Resource Management and has... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Courtyard Marriott Fountain Courtyard 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401