Please excuse cross-posting. Developing a Disaster Plan (LIVE ONLINE) Dates and Time: November 2, 2009, with mandatory follow-up November 9 and 16, 10am - 12pm EST Disaster planning requires the support and commitment of staff from many departments, including Facilities and Accounting Services. Plan preparation is more successful and effective when undertaken by a committee with staff representatives from across the institution. This web-based class is designed to support the work of an institution's disaster planning committee. Homework assignments will require input and support from a variety of staff members. Taught in three two-hour sessions over the course of six weeks, it guides participants through the development of a written disaster plan. Introduction to Archon (LIVE ONLINE) Date and Time: November 4, 2009, 2 - 4pm EST This 2 hour online session will include an overview of Archon, the archival information system. The session will include a live demonstration of Archon and components within the administration and public interface. We will explore the functionality of the accession, collection, creator, digital library, research and subject manager modules. The remainder of time is reserved for questions. ***************************** LYRASIS face to face Class: Copyright Law in the Digital Age : 8:30am- 4:30pm EST Locations and Dates: : LYRASIS office Philadelphia, PA: Nov. 2, 2009. LYRASIS office Atlanta: Novenber 12, 2009 This full-day class overviews the current status of U.S. copyright law and its impact on library services. Emphasis is on the copyright status of print, audiovisual and electronic information, as well as computer programs. Students will focus on the basics of copyright law, learn to evaluate potential uses of copyrighted works in libraries and learn to apply considerations for formulating institutional policies. Specific provisions of the U.S. Copyright Act and the congressional and ALA guidelines will be reviewed, along with recent court decisions relating to copyright infringement and libraries and educational institutions. For more information or to register, please visit www.lyrasis.org. Keyword: Classes and Events. Please contact LYRASIS at 1-800-999-8558 if you have any questions. Thanks!