Carts full of discarded books are available from September 16 until October 4 on the 6th floor of the library.
Books range from classic textbooks to exam review books to consumer health.
Donations are accepted and all proceeds go towards funding books purchases for the Fontenelle Elementary School Library.
Content Distribution in the 21st Century: eBooks, Google, and Browsewraps
The McGoogan Library is sponsoring a presentation by Charles C. Valauskas, J.D., this Thursday, September 16th, from 8am-9:30am, in MSC 4053. Refreshments provided.
Mr. Valauskas serves as an advisor to UNeMed, UNMC’s technology transfer and intellectual property partner. His presentation discusses the role universities have played in developing key tools that currently distribute content around the world, and the management of derivative rights, including copyright. It also discusses Google and the two major lawsuits over Google’s scanning of some 12 million books; and browsewrap agreements – the most common form of electronic agreement in use, and whether or not they are enforceable.
Valauskas speaks regularly on technological and intellectual property issues. This is your chance to hear a real expert sort out some of the thorny issues surrounding the use of electronic media in education.
Charles C. Valauskas,J.D. is legal counsel to domestic and foreign companies, new ventures, universities and research foundations. A former adjunct professor for intellectual property matters, Mr. Valauskas is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent ant Trademark Office. He is co-author of two books on copyright, numerous legal publications, and his articles have appeared in the ABA Journal, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Valauskas is currently Vice President for Industry Relations for the Association of University Technology Managers and plays a leadership role in many licensing, technology, and intellectual property organizations Including the Licensing Executives Society, the Association of University Technology Managers, and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago.
Communities Thrive @ McGoogan Library
McGoogan Library is THE community library for UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center. Let us know how we can best serve your information needs and join the celebration for National Library Week!
Monday, April 12
- Book ‘sale’ begins – located at the Circulation Desk on the 6th floor of Wittson Hall, the ‘sale’ runs April 12 through April 30. Items offered for “donations only” include fiction and leisure reading titles. Visit McGoogan and pick up your summer reading! Donations benefit Fontenelle Elementary School Library.
- Copyright Essentials for Faculty webinar series Session 1: Copyright for Classroom Teaching. Sponsored by the UNMC Compliance office and the McGoogan Library, this series addresses copyright challenges faced by faculty and staff. Join us in the Sorrell Center Amphitheater from Noon until 1:30pm. Can’t make it? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to access the archived webinar series.
Tuesday, April 13
- Take a break, courtesy of the McGoogan Library – microwave popcorn packages will be given away at the College of Nursing, Student Life Center, School of Allied Health, Sorrell Center, and College of Pharmacy. (Popcorn will be mailed to the College of Dentistry, and College of Nursing campuses across Nebraska on April 8). Take a break, and check out the new mobile and social services offered on the McGoogan homepage: http://www.unmc.edu/library
Wednesday, April 14
- Copyright Essentials for Faculty webinar series Session 2: Copyright Regulation Outside the Classroom. Sponsored by the UNMC Compliance office and the McGoogan Library, this series addresses copyright challenges faced by faculty and staff. Join us in the Sorrell Center Amphitheater from Noon until 1:30pm. Can’t make it? Contact email@example.com for information on how to access the archived webinar series.
Friday, April 16
- Copyright Essentials for Faculty webinar series Session 3: Faculty Rights Under Copyright Law. Sponsored by the UNMC Compliance office and the McGoogan Library, this series addresses copyright challenges faced by faculty and staff. Join us in the Sorrell Center Amphitheater from Noon until 1:30pm. Can’t make it? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to access the archived webinar series.
Faculty and non-faculty alike face copyright challenges in and out of the classroom and when publishing research. As part of National Library Week activities, McGoogan Library and the UNMC Compliance Office will sponsor a series of three webinars covering copyright and fair use laws as they apply to teaching. All webinars will take place in the Sorrell Center Amphitheater from Noon until 1:30pm. Faculty, instructional support personnel, and other academic administration professionals should attend.
Monday, April 12th-Session 1: Copyright for Classroom Teaching
- Uses of copyrighted materials in the classroom setting without the need to obtain permission
- Copyright in the live classroom
- Copyright in the virtual classroom
- Opportunities and risks posed by commercial social media sites
- Using course management systems and social media for teaching
Wednesday, April 14th-Session 2: Copyright Regulation Outside the Classroom
- How to make responsible fair use decisions
- Understand the pitfalls of social media terms of service agreements
- TEACH Act application to the use of social media
- Other options: permissions, licenses and links
Friday, April 16th-Session 3: Faculty Rights Under Copyright Law
- Determine ownership of copyrighted works
- Copyright in your own works and publications, including considerations when signing publication agreements, and steps to protect and manage your copyright
- Contract and licensing considerations
- Impact of institutional and national open access policies
- Implications for faculty of the Creative Commons and the Google Books project
Registration is not required to attend these events. If you cannot attend, there will be an online archive of these sessions – please contact Teresa Hartman at email@example.com for more information.