A Collaboration Between Digital and Reference: Solutions for Copyright Clearance and Outreach

Two of the biggest challenges institutional repositories face are outreach and copyright clearance. In this webinar, Heather Leary, previously Scholarly Communications and IR Librarian at Utah State University, explores the use of subject librarians for copyright clearance and outreach and discusses the workflow used at Utah State University’s Digital Commons repository. The webinar addresses benefits for the repository and subject librarians, the value and sustainability of such a program, and how further relationships can be built between departments.

During her tenure managing the repository at Utah State University, Heather Leary helped launch over 70 SelectedWorks pages, organized an IR Day at USU, and implemented a Copyright Roadshow to inform faculty about copyright issues and repository services through DigitalCommons@USU. Her work with liaison librarians has resulted in the addition of such collections as the Aspen Research Bibliography and the Canyonlands Research Center to the repository.

For more resources on copyright, see the Copyright Toolkit here: http://digitalcommons.bepress.com/toolkits/4