Jane Secker is Copyright and Digital and Literacy Advisor at LSE, UK, where she has responsibility for the digital literacy program for staff and PhD students. She also advises staff about copyright issues particularly related to their use of digital resources and e-learning. She has published widely and led several externally funded projects, most recently being project manager for the DELILA (Developing Educators Learning and Information Literacies for Accreditation) funded by JISC and the Higher Education Academy to release digital and information literacy materials and open educational resources. She is the editor of Rethinking Information Literacy: A Practical Framework for Supporting Learning.
- About the Authors
Jane Secker and Chris Morrison have completely revised and updated this highly successful text to take into account recent developments in the field and changes to the law in the UK and elsewhere in the world. Through its practically based overview of current and emerging copyright issues facing those working in e-learning, this book will help equip professionals with the tools, skills and understanding they need to work confidently and effectively in the virtual learning environment with the knowledge that they are doing so legally. New and developing services, software and other technologies are being adapted for online learning environments to engage students and academic staff. These technologies present increasing challenges to IPR and legal issues and this book will help librarians and educators to meet them. Key topics addressed include:
- digitizing published content for delivery in the VLE;
- using digital media in e-learning;
- copyright issues and "born digital" resources;
- the copyright issues associated with using social media;
- copyright training for staff;
- who owns the rights in works that are the product of collaboration; and
- what to do if you can't find the rights holders.
"Copyright is an area of growing concern to educational institutions which provide online access to materials. The complexity of the area has sometimes discouraged educators from engaging with it, but the practical suggestions and relevant case studies included in this title, as well as the provision of further readings makes this an excellent reference guide, and one which educators will find interesting as well as easy to understand."
— Australian Academic and Research Libraries
"I found myself nodding in agreement so often while reading this book that people watching me must have thought I was reading a gripping novel. The advice is always sensible, authoritative and clearly articulated."
— European Intellectual Property Review