Can't make it to Rochester this year?  Travel budget cut, schedule
conflicts?  Would you still like to be able to attend the great copyright
workshop that we've put together?

For the first time, ARSC is offering its pre-conference workshop in a live
streaming online version for those who are unable to attend the conference
in person in Rochester, NY.  An archived version will also be made available
to all registrants for a limited time.

This day-long workshop is for anyone who deals with sound recordings ­
archivists, librarians, private collectors, students, recording engineers,
administrators, musicians ­ and therefore navigates the challenges of
copyright.  Peter Hirtle, Intellectual Property Officer for Cornell
University Library, will lead the morning session with an in-depth look at
look at copyright and related issues including intellectual and performance
rights, post-1972 US sound recordings, post-1923 foreign sound recordings,
determining current copyright status of recordings and alternatives to the
traditional copyright framework. The afternoon session will include a
roundtable discussion of issues with Brandon Butler of the Association of
Research Libraries, David Hansen of the UC Berkeley Library Digital Library
Copyright Project, David Levine of Stanfordıs Center for Internet and
Society, and Ramon Ricker of Eastman School of Music.
Each participant is encouraged to acquire a copy of Copyright and Cultural
Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and
Museums by Peter Hirtle.  The book is available for purchase from online
retailers in hard copy form, or as a free download from: .

To register, use the webcast registration form available at and send with
payment to Nathan Georgitis.  More information about the workshop is
available on the ARSC conference site:
Registrants will receive a confirmation email with login instructions and
other details.  The webcast can be accessed on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux
systems as well as iOS, Android and Blackberry mobile devices.
Online Workshop registration fees:
ARSC Members      $50
Non-members       $75
Students          $35
For additional information, please contact:
Karen Fishman: [log in to unmask] - 202-707-5856 and
Aaron Bittel: [log in to unmask] - 310-825-1695

Aaron Bittel and Karen Fishman
Co-chairs, ARSC Education & Training Committee