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Past Project

Copyright for Librarians

Archived project description:

The Berkman Center is partnering with (Electronic Information for Libraries) to deliver a distance learning program on Copyright for Librarians.

Materials will consist of course modules and discussion facilities, and will be made available under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

An expert group will participate to the course development and advise on various aspects:
- copyright law with an international perspective,
- librarians missions and issues,
- distance learning and open education methodology and technologies,
- developing and transition countries situation.

This project is supported in part by Electronic Information for Libraries. 

On March 24, 2010, the Berkman Center and announced the availability of the finished "Copyright for Librarians" curriculum, which can be used for distance learning, self-directed learning, or in-classroom instruction.

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Friday, Jan 11, 2013

Copyright For Librarians

Copyright for Librarians" (CFL) is an online open curriculum on copyright law that was developed jointly with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Re-designed as a… More

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010

Copyright for Librarians: an online open curriculum on copyright law

The Berkman Center partnered with eIFL to deliver a distance learning program on copyright for librarians. The resulting curriculum, made available on March 24, 2010, can be used… More

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Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010

Harvard’s Berkman Center and Launch “Copyright for Librarians”

The Berkman Center is pleased to announce that "Copyright for Librarians" is now live. "Copyright for Librarians" is an online, open access curriculum on copyright law, developed… More

Thursday, Apr 3, 2008

Communia and iCommons Call for Papers

The deadlines for papers the first ever Commmunia Conference and the iCommons Summit '08 is quickly approaching. More

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Dec 9, 2008 @ 12:30 PM

Developing A Self-Learning Distance Program on Copyright for Librarians

Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, Berkman Fellow

Berkman Fellow Melanie Dulong de Rosnay will discuss the Copyright for Librarians project, which aims, in partnership with, to develop a distance learning program on… More

Jul 15, 2008 @ 1:30 PM

Openness for Life Science Databases

Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, Berkman Fellow

Melanie Dulong de Rosnay presented work on legal and technical openness for life science databases that she developed with Science Commons. More

Apr 30, 2007 @ 1:57 AM

Digital Libraries in Developing Nations: Challenges and Opportunities

Teresa Hackett of eIFL

As a lead-up event to the 2007 Internet & Society Conference, Teresa Hackett of eIFL discussed "Digital Libraries in Developing Nations: Challenges and Opportunities" More

People 14


William Fisher


John Palfrey


Colin Maclay

Fellows Advisory Board

Urs Gasser


Gene Koo


Wendy Seltzer

Fellows Advisory Board

SJ Klein


Hal Roberts


Stuart Shieber


Peter Jaszi