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Streamapalooza! Insights into Copyright and Media for 21st Century Educators

October 21, 2015 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

Oviatt Library

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There is certainly a great deal of dialog surrounding the boundaries of copyright in regards to education –and no doubt the discussion becomes nebulous once streaming media is involved. Educators and librarians in post-secondary education are often left in a cloud of uncertainty when it comes to the matter. For instance, what are the limits of fair use when it comes to video in the classroom? And how do these limits apply when the walls of the traditional classroom dissipate into the scope of online education?

Though the format has been determined by many to be a significant proponent in education, streaming media continues to be a complicated subject matter. At this upcoming symposium, led by prominent national and regional experts, we’ll examine topics most critical to educators and librarians. Join us as we discuss matters such as fair use, online-only courses, user expectations, and the wide variety of licensing & purchasing stipulations. A panel discussion will follow the presentations. A networking lunch will be provided.

Event speakers and presentations

deg farrelydeg farrelly
Media Librarian, Arizona State University

“Issues in Academic Library Streaming Video / Applying Section 108 for VHS Preservation”

With the maturation of streaming video in academic libraries issues are emerging that affect and impact further implementation. deg farrelly, media librarian and streaming video administrator at Arizona State University Libraries presents a number of those issues including: licensing models and cost, access and discovery, work flow, hosting, ADA compliance, and the precarious state of legacy analog video. The session includes information on a collaborative effort to conduct due diligence on VHS collections as dictated by Section 108 of US copyright law.

Slides from deg farrely's Presentation

Martin BrennanMartin Brennan, M.L.S.
Copyright and Licensing Librarian, UCLA Young Research Library

"Open Minded: OA, OERs, and more."

Martin Brennan will discuss issues related to copyright and open access in higher education, including the UC’s Open Access Policy, describing its impact since implementation in 2013 & examining the difference in approach to the CSUN policy.  He will describe the UCLA Library’s Affordable Course Materials project, which incentivizes faculty to transform their course materials with free or low-cost options for students.  He will also touch upon issues related to data management and ownership, fair use in the wake of the ongoing Georgia State case, legal issues surrounding streaming video in the campus environment, and a variety of other hot-button topics.

Slides from Martin Brennan's Presentation (.pdf)

Tracey MayfieldTracey Mayfield, M.L.I.S.
Associate Dean, CSU Long Beach University Library

“Screaming for Streaming:  The Ups and Downs of Streaming Media”

One fringe element of the copyright conundrum that is becoming quite a bone of contention on campuses is legally streaming media. While campuses are spending more and more resources to explore online learning, and faculty want to take advantage of incentive programs or just explore flipped, hybrid, or online pedagogies, one of the most in-demand online tools to accomplish this is streaming of copyrighted materials. The problem is doing so is fraught with questions, concerns, and angst on the part of faculty, libraries, and campus staff. Tracey Mayfield, Associate Dean at the CSULB, has been working with streaming media on her campus for two years.  She will share her struggle to stop illegal activity, her campaign to educate the faculty, and collaboration with others in the quest to provide better service to both faculty and students in the digital age.

Slides from Tracey Mayfield's Presentation (.pdf)

Wade ChumneyWade Chumney, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Business Law, CSU Northridge

“Release the Hounds! The Evolution of Copyright Law in the Information Age”

A brief tour of copyright law within its cultural context and its possible futures will be presented. First, the value of information and the legal mechanisms that afford it protection are examined. Next, the impact of technology on information is studied. Finally, the culmination of stringent copyright laws and the ubiquity of the Internet are posited as the impetus for modern copyright evolution.

Slides from Wade Chumney's Presentation (.pdf)

For more detail, please see the Schedule of Events (PDF)

Coordinated by the Oviatt Library Copyright Team and CSUN Faculty Development.

For further information contact:

Dean Arnold at (818) 677-2211
Greg Mena at (818) 677-6947
Ross Kendall at (818) 677-2072
Mary Wahl at (818) 677-7078
Andrew Weiss at (818) 677-2571

Parking permits are required on the CSUN campus. Information regarding location and parking may be found on the Oviatt Library’s Visitor Information page.

Persons with disabilities needing assistance and deaf and hard of hearing persons needing interpreters, please call in advance for arrangements at (818) 677-2638.

Assistive Services

Requests for accommodation services (e.g., sign language interpreters or transcribers) must be made at least five (5) business days in advance. Please e-mail in advance of the event.