What we do
We provide expert guidance about copyright through consultations, workshops, presentations, and practical online resources — all with University of Michigan policies (SPGs) in mind to help you make informed decisions about publishing, dissertations, scholarly communication, and authors’ and artists’ rights.
We work with departments; faculty; students; and archives, museums, and libraries across campus to offer a global perspective on cutting edge copyright questions — from digital preservation and scholarship to 3D printing.
We support HathiTrust through policy and planning.
We advocate for copyright laws that support the university community, working with the university’s offices of general counsel, and federal relations.
What we're working on
- An open access communication framework for the library.
- Partnering with Academic Innovation and HathiTrust.
- Mentoring through the library’s Student Engagement program to kick off Copyright for Creatives (C4C) and look at exceptions for libraries in international copyright laws.
- Co-organized Fair Users: Free Speech in Action, a Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop.
- Thinking about digital scholarship and online collections as part of the library’s Digital Scholarship Services Team and Digital Collections Advisory Committees.
- Thinking about data and software preservation with interdisciplinary teams for Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation (CS3DP) and RightsStatements.org.