As part of National Library Week the UST Libraries are proud to host a presentation of ‘Copyright mashed-up and remixed’, an open source 17-minute documentary by filmmaker Brett Gaylor based on the documentary ‘RIP! A Remix Manifesto.’
‘Copyright mashed up and remixed’ explores the tensions between preserving ideas and creative works in the public domain to be used freely by anyone; with the need to fairly compensate authors for the work that they create. The video draws upon cultural history, the current legal environment, and the role of emerging technologies that are bringing these debates to the forefront of public attention.
Afterwards there will be an informal, and hopefully very lively discussion about the issues that were presented in the video. The discussion will be led by two UST professors: Mark Anfinson, a practicing attorney and adjunct professor in the COJO department who teaches Media Law and Steve Cole, recording artist and head of the Music Business program at UST.
This event will take place on Thursday, April 18th in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Rm 102 from Noon – 1:00.
Bring your lunch if you wish – beverages and a light dessert will be provided.
Ireland Library, on the UST south campus, will run a book sale and silent auction from Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 15, celebrating National Library Week. It will be in the reference room during regular building hours. The silent auction, of reference titles and theological books, will end at noon on Friday, April 15. This year’s sale and auction includes over 800 books from the library of Fr. Tim Vakoc, the local military chaplain, who died in 2009 from injuries received in the Iraq War. If you have any questions please contact Betsy Polakowski at 962-5452.
The UST Libraries invites you to take part in activities in celebration of National Library Week, beginning Monday, April 11 and running through Friday, April 15.
Play the Daily Trivia Contest, bring in Food for Fines, check to see if anyone entered the Library Video Contest, shop the Annual Used Book Sale each day, come to the UST Research Online talk and demonstration by Linda Hulbert; plan to attend the reading and book signing with St. Paul poet laureate Carol Connolly —and more. You can read all about it in the April 5 edition of Bulletin Today.
For additional details on all events, rules for contests, anouncements of winners, and much more be sure to visit our Library Week Website often. We hope to see you and Happy Library Week to you all!