IPR and copyright when sharing educational resources

Date: 14 December, 2009
Location: University of Southampton, Avenue Campus
Event type: Workshop

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You are warmly invited to attend a workshop and discussion day considering issues and proposing solutions around IPR and copyright when sharing educational materials.

The day will include presentations from key stakeholders at senior academic and legal services levels at the University of Southampton, who are involved in the processes of sharing educational resources. There will also be practical activities designed to draw out, share experiences and attitudes to IPR for educational materials. Emphasis will be on discovering and sharing ways to encourage making educational materials visible, while, at the same time reducing risk to institutions and individuals.

This event aims to bring together major partners from across HEIs who have an interest in issues relating to IPR for educational resources. It will be of interest to academics who wish to share their teaching content openly, as well as educational developers, legal services professionals, senior leaders for education in Universities and librarians.

This event is funded by the JISC, through the Benefits Realisation of the Institutional Innovation Programme. It is jointly organised by the HumBox Project, a subject project funded under the JISC/HEA UKOER programme, and the EdSpace Project, at the University of Southampton.

Places are restricted to the first 50 applicants.

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  • This event is open to employees and postgraduate students of publicly funded UK higher educational institutions and other institutions with a subscription to the Higher Education Academy.
  • There is no charge to attend this event.
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Please note that we reserve the right to charge a £20 cancellation fee if you do not notify us at least 48 hours beforehand that you are unable to attend.

Programme for 14 December 2009
Time Session
9.45-10.15 Coffee and registration
10.15-10.30 Introduction
Alison Dickens, Director of HumBox project
10.30-11.00 The HumBox project: practical issues in IPR for OER
Erika Corradini, digital rights officer on the HumBox project
Powerpoint Slides (PowerPoint, 668Kb)
11.00-11.45 Key Note address
Hugh Davis, Director of Education (elearning), University of Southampton and leader of the EdShare project
Powerpoint Slides (PowerPoint, 2.83Mb)
11.45-13.00 Workshop discussion:
Issues and experiences – what are the risks involved in publishing in open content? How likely are they to become real?
13.00-13.45 Lunch
13.45-14.30 Ways to manage the risk to your institution and to yourself
Diana Galpin, Research and Innovation Services, University of Southampton
Word Slides (PDF File, 376Kb)
14.30-15.00 Presentation of an innovative IPR checking tool
Will Fyson and Leslie Carr, Department of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton
Word Slides (PDF File, 2.75Mb)
15.00-16.00 Panel discussion:
Introduction to the session: Who should engage with copyright within institutions?

Oren Stone, digital rights officer on the HumBox project
Powerpoint Slides (PowerPoint, 180Kb)
Panels to respond on roles, responsibilities, relationships, resources in dealing with copyright issues