Educating the Committee
Each committee member was selected because of their position in the library and knowledge of a specific area of copyright. We began by sharing that knowledge with each other and then reading over sections of the law that dealt with the questions we were getting.
The committee also educated themselves on these guidelines.
Expected Outcome of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) mini-grant is a better informed librarian who understands and promotes the copyright and fair use policies and principles at MSU and beyond.
Goals for the ASERL mini-grant
Sent out invitations to participants for an external expert review panel.
Had 3 sub-committees that worked on different parts of the mini-grant:
One hour presentation for Faculty and Professional Staff on April 2, 2015
Bootcamp for Faculty and Professional Staff on June 16, 2015 (scenarios)
Presentation to Support Staff
The Copyright Committee will develop a plan to increase awareness of copyright laws and implications they have on education and research at Mississippi State University; develop workshops, tutorials, handouts and presentations that provides information and resources to MSU faculty, staff, and students; and develop a Copyright Center website that promotes and provides access to copyright information. The Committee will also be responsbile for developing the resources in conjuction with the ASERL Mini-Grant "Applying Fair Use Principles within Resource Sharing Contexts."