NMM Announces 2019 Professional Development Online

We’ve always been known for helping librarians expand their horizons and improve their capabilities, and now we’re launching an online program to reach even more participants with difference-making content. Here’s our NEXT SESSION:

November 21, 2pm Eastern —
Entertainment Law & Order: Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and the Library Environment

SPONSORED BY: New Day Films and Passion River Films

From access to preservation, librarians across the country have been perplexed by demand for content that's available only through consumer streaming.

Copyright law permits libraries to do what they have always done with physical collections under the first sale doctrine: lend and provide access.


The first sale doctrine, codified in Section 109 of the Copyright Act, provides that anyone who legally acquires a copyrighted work receives the right to sell, display, or otherwise dispose of that particular copy. This is how libraries loan books.

Fair use ultimately asks, "whether the copyright law's goal of promoting the Progress of Science and useful Arts would be better served by allowing the use than by preventing it." (Bill Graham Archives v. Dorling Kindersley Ltd., 448 F.3d 605, 608 (2d Cir. 2006)).

Libraries maintain the market balance long-recognized by the courts and Congress as between rights holders and libraries, making it possible for libraries to fulfill their "vital function in society" by enabling the lending and access to materials to benefit the general learning, research, and intellectual enrichment of readers.

The US Supreme Court has even labeled downstream licensing as "obnoxious to the public interest." (243 U.S. 490 (1917), 501).

How can libraries uphold missions to acquire, make accessible, and preserve content when that important content is not available for sale? Panelists will review the current state of consumer-licensed content, and offer suggestions for action and remedies.

Panelists:

  • Carrie Russell, Director, Public Policy and Advocacy at the American Library Association

  • Will Cross, Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University

  • Sarah McCleskey, Head of Resource and Collection Services at Hofstra University Library

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RECENT SESSION:

October 10 — Improving Patron Driven Acquisition (click here to watch the complete video recording)

SPONSORED BY: Collective Eye Films

The effect of PDA on budgets and collection development has been a nonstop topic of conversation for years. Let’s hear vendors talk about PDA and how it can be — and is being — improved for all the libraries who might be wondering about the future of this revolution in access. Panelists include Will Whalen (ProQuest/Alexander Street), James-Michael Boyer (Collective Eye Films), and Chris Dappen (Kanopy).

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Collective Eye Films is a non-profit film distribution company started by award-winning filmmakers who value independent artists. We bring our curated collection of documentaries to educational institutions & communities around the world. Film is a medium that can present critical issues, challenge audiences, and raise important questions. Keeping true to the notion that documentary films are powerful tools for change, we strive to unearth stories that make a difference.

 
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Find out more about NMM’s new VHS preservation project and become an institutional member of this exciting, new cooperative, cloud-based, content repository. Visit the ALVT website, hosted and sponsored by Docuseek2.