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Wednesday, November 6 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
HOT TOPICS in Legal and Licensing Issues: Emerging Controversies and Solutions

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Cost: $110

Kevin L. Smith (slides)

Judy Ruttenberg (slides)

Join our very first pre-conference focusing on “hot” legal issues of concern to librarians, publishers, and vendors. In this premier installment, Kevin Smith will discuss legal issues/implications of MOOCs (massive open online courses). Next, Bill Hannay will address opportunities and challenges for text and data mining. Finally, Judy Ruttenberg will speak about technological and legal issues for the library and publishing communities in providing access for the print disabled.

Ample time will be allowed for questions and discussion. We will also allow time for the attendees to suggest future legal issues and controversies that they would like to see covered in future pre-conferences.

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William M. Hannay

Partner, Schiff, Hardin, LLP, Bill Hannay
William M. Hannay regularly represents corporations and individuals in civil and criminal matters, involving federal and state antitrust law and other trade regulation laws.  He is an Adjunct Professor, teaching courses at IIT/Chicago-Kent law school in antitrust, intellectual property, and international business transactions, and is the author or editor of several books on antitrust and intellectual property law, including "The Corporate... Read More →
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Ann Okerson

Senior Advisor to CRL, Center for Research Libraries
Ann Okerson joined the Center for Research Libraries in fall 2011 as Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, working with that organization to reconfigure and redirect various existing programs into digital mode. Previous experience includes 15 years as Associate University Librarian for Collections & International Programs at Yale University; prior to that she worked in the commercial sector, and also for 5 years as Senior Program Officer for... Read More →
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Judy Ruttenberg

Program Director, Association of Research Libraries
Judy Ruttenberg is primarily responsible for managing the SHARE initiative, which is building a free, open, data set about research and scholarly activities across their life cycle. While at ARL, Judy has also directed the Transforming Research Libraries initiative, which included responsibility for e-research and special collections working groups. Judy works closely with her colleagues in public policy and diversity and inclusion in advancing... Read More →
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Kevin Smith

Director of Scholarly Communications, Duke University
As Duke University’s first Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communications, Kevin Smith’s principal role is to teach and advise faculty, administrators and students about copyright, intellectual property licensing and scholarly publishing.  He is a librarian and an attorney (admitted to the bar in Ohio and North Carolina) and also holds a graduate degree in religion from Yale University.  At Duke, Kevin serves on the... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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