Library to Host ASERL Webinar and Discussion on the “Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts”

On Friday, July 15, from 2–3 p.m. in Clemons 407, the Library will host a webinar offered by the Scholarly Communications Interest Group of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). The webinar, “Overview of the College Art Association’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts,” will be led by Anne Collins Goodyear, Co-Director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, and will address development of the Code by the College Art Association (CAA), and examine the need for such a Code in the field of the arts. The presentation will delve into why CAA chose to take on this project, and will show how CAA is educating members and allied colleagues about the Code and documenting its implementation.

The webinar will be of interest if you work with the visual arts and other media, or if you field questions from faculty and students about using images in scholarship, on websites, or as part of a new work of art. Or if you just feel daunted by the possible legal implications of copyright law, please come and see why artists, scholars, librarians, and gallerists agree that fair use does apply to the visual arts.

After the webinar, Director of Information Policy Brandon Butler will lead a discussion about the Code of Best Practices and its ramifications.

There is no need to register to view the webinar in Clemons. However, if you can’t make it to Clemons, feel free to register and attend the webinar at your own desk.

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