Copyright Colloquium – slides from the day

IMG_20160601_102132Last Wednesday around 50 copyright officers and librarians mainly from the higher education sector gathered at the University of Greenwich on one of the hottest days of the year to have an annual get together. The theme of the event was ‘Communicating the Copyright Message’ and the event, sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group focused on copyright education: what works, what doesn’t and sharing good practice. Despite the heat, it was a great day, and an excellent opportunity for the copyright community to come together to share the approaches they are taking to educating others about copyright issues. There was a lively back chat on twitter using the #copyrightcomms16 and one delegate, Lizzie Sparrow attending remotely wrote a blog post on the day.

The programme was as follows and, with permission of the speakers we have shared presentations from the day below:

10:00 Registration and Coffee

10:30 Welcome and Housekeeping: Irene Barranco Garcia, University of Greenwich.

10:40 – 11:30   Naomi Korn. Digital Images

11:30 -12:00 Lighting Talks (5 minutes slots) (note presenters spoke without slides)

·         Eugen Stoica (University of Edinburgh) – ‘The implications of the new UK OA policies in the ownership of copyright in academic publishing’

·         Rebecca Randall (Goldsmiths, University of London – ‘From disinterest to panic – responses to the idea of copyright’

·         Helen Cargill (Kings College London)- ‘Changes to copyright support at Kings over the last 12 months’

·         Irene Barranco Garcia & Tony Coombs (University of Greenwich)- ‘Copyright provision at UoG: A year in the Making’

·         Stephen Penton (City University) – ‘Communicating copyright successfully at City University London’

12:00 – 12:40 New CLA licensing Scheme 2016 – Chris Morrison.

12:40 – 13:40 Lunch and networking

13:40 – 14:20  Developing an online copyright course. Philippa Hatch and Ella Mitchell

14:20 – 15:00  Lecture recording and copyright – Dr Jane Secker

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break King William 016

15:30 – 16:00 Lighting talk (5 minutes)

·         Kate Vasili (University of Middlesex) – Overseas campuses and partnerships

·         Kirstyn Radford (University of York) – ‘Scoping a permissions clearance service’

·         Alex Fenlon, University of Birmingham – ‘Text and data mining- what the law says, what licences say, what the publishers say and what academics say’

·         Chris Morrison (University of Kent) – ‘Community of practice approach’

·         Jane Secker (LSE) Supporting LSE research students

16:00 – 16:30 Discussion Panel and conclusion.


  1. IMHO – what is required is innovation leading to a new business model to make copyright materials more easily accessible to all. The focus needs to be on transactions not copyright compliance which should be inherent in a new model by default. We have such a model we’d be pleased to confidentially share and debate. Please invite us to present at your next event for that purpose.


  2. Thanks Maxine. These events are really for the HE community to share best practice and experiences of working with copyright and as such we tend not to invite external or commercial organisations to pitch products. However I agree that a focus on ‘compliance’ is often not helpful and that we should be looking out for ways to make things work more effectively for creators, educators and learners.

    Thanks for leaving your details, we’ll be in touch to discuss further.



    1. Just to be clear Chris – we are not a commercial organisation looking to pitch product. And if shared learning is a core focus then outside in can bring innovative thoughts to share.


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