Workshop in Cambridge on April 17-18

April 27th, 2008

Over 30 experts discussed the course project during a two days workshop in Cambridge, raising many great points to advise on the course structure, and how to combine policy advocacy and practical questions, on its content, which should be flexible and on the project sustainability, which has an impact on the learning environment we are developing.
Thanks for their help! The workshop agenda is below:

Preliminary session
Introductions of the participants
William Fisher, Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, Teresa Hackett

Objectives of the project, of the course and of the workshop: review and advise on the course methodology, material and development

Session 1: Distance learning
Moderator: Manon Ress

Open discussion on distance learning and on the project teaching methodology and pedagogy
Presentation by Moustapha Diack on course management systems and tools for distance education
Short presentation by Georgia Harper on the Copyright Crash Course

Session 2: Integration of the course in developing and transition countries

Theme 1: Implementation of the course in a curriculum
Moderator: Moustapha Diack

Presentation by Elisam Magara on the integration of copyright and intellectual property rights content in a university curriculum: a strategy for EASLIS, Makerere University
Short presentation by Susan Schnuer on lessons learned from professional development activities in developing and transition countries

Theme 2: Copyright and developing countries
Moderator: William McGeveran

Open discussion on developing and transition countries issues related to copyright
Short presentation by Ayo Kusamotu on Nigerian legal practice and context
Short presentation by Gwen Hinze on international negotiations
Short presentation by Samuel Klein on open content collections
Short presentation by Eddan Katz on Access to Knowledge

Session 3: Copyright
Moderator: William Fisher

Open discussion on librarians rights and copyright issues related to exceptions and limitations to exclusive rights, with an international interpretation perspective
Short presentation by Peter Jaszi on the need for progressive interpretations of the three-step test
Short presentation by William McGeveran on the Section 108 Study Group Report
Short presentation by Kenneth Crews on libraries exemptions world diversity

Session 4: Libraries
Moderator: John Palfrey

Open discussion on librarians missions and tasks, and on case studies to implement copyright knowledge
Case study n°2: The digital library, Providing open access to digitized books, articles and audiovisual material
Evaluation of the case study scope adequation, development proposals, validation, best ways to present issues, frame questions and provide some answers.
Short presentation by Ignasi Labatisda on Open Education Resources repositories, an experience with libraries in Catalonia
Comments by participant librarians

Session 5: Open Access
Moderator: Michael Carroll

Open discussion on Open Access and librarians goals, issues and policy options
Presentation by Leslie Chan of OASIS project (Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook), sharing of resources between the course sub-module on Open Access and OASIS section on Copyright
Case study n°1: Open collections policy, building an institutional repository
How to find Open Access resources: Short presentation by Moustapha Diack of the GOAL Community project (Global Open Access Community)
Comments by librarians participants

Session 6: The Future of the Course, an Open Education Resource
Moderator: Peter Jaszi

Open discussion on the sustainability of the project and the course possible developments: community-building, advocacy, libraries and public interest, comparative legal knowledge
Contribution by all participants

Session 7: Wrap-up
Concluding thoughts
Next steps: Finalizing the course development, discussing best practices for implementation, and beyond.