--Contents-- IUB Libraries       IUL News

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY NEWS*****February 14, 2003, Vol. 30, Number 6

STAFF
NEWS
*JOB
POSTINGS
*LIBRARY
NEWS
*LIBRARY
EVENTS
*BLOOMINGTON
MASTER CALENDAR


STAFF NEWS


*Search and Screen Committee Appointed, IUB

The search and screen committee for Head of Preservation has been appointed. The members are: James Castrataro, Cataloging Division; Yolanda Cooper (ex officio), Libraries Human Resources; Erika Dowell, Lilly Library; Cecile Jagodzinski (chair), SALC; Karissa Tatman, Preservation; Perry Willett, Digital Library Program; and Celestina Wroth, SALC.

Submitted by: Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources Office, IUB


JOB POSTINGS


*Head of Preservation, IUB

The Head will provide leadership for a vital and expanding preservation program housed in the new 4,700 square foot state-of-the-art preservation laboratory in the Auxiliary Library Facility. The Preservation Department has recently acquired a Kasemake automated box-making machine to expedite the preparation of protective enclosures. In 2001 the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the Indiana University Bloomington libraries $1 million to purchase equipment for the librarys new preservation laboratory and to establish an endowment to support preservation staff positions. Further information about the Libraries Preservation Department can be found at the Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~libpres/. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2003. The position will remain open until filled. For further information and/or a complete copy of the posting, contact Betty Davis at 855-8196 or e-mail her at betdavis@indiana.edu.

Submitted by: Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources Office, IUB


LIBRARY NEWS


*Instructional Media Development Grants, IUB

Media Production, a division of Instructional Support Services and under the aegis of the Office of the Dean of the Faculties, is pleased to announce a competition for 2003/04 offering Instructional Media Development Grants. These grants are designed to support undergraduate and graduate instruction on the Bloomington campus. Though no salary is provided through the program, Media Production will provide all labor and materials--except in the case of extraordinary travel or materials costs.

Video or audio programs produced through these grants must be used in the classroom to improve or enhance the applicants' courses. Specifically, projects should fill a particular instructional need or solve a pedagogical problem for a faculty member, department, or school. A minimum of three projects will be supported during the 2003/04 academic year.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: MARCH 3, 2003. Proposal forms and guidelines for proposals are available through Media Production (855-1983, Franklin Hall M114). Interested faculty should arrange an initial consultation session with Ralph Zuzolo, proposal coordinator for Media Production.

Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Office of External Relations and Development, IUB

*History of the Book Seminar Session--Monday, February 17, 2003, IUB

MARSHALL LEAFFER of IU's School of Law will lead what is now to be the semester's first of our History of the Book Seminar Sessions, this coming MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, at 4 p. m. in the Lilly Library Lounge. His topic is COPYRIGHT LAW AND MULTIPLE AUTHORSHIP and it follows nicely upon the talks of Martha Woodmansee of last semester. As usual, an Abstract of his talk is to be found below. There are still, alas, some job-seekers being heard in several departments, but I hope we can nonetheless have a good turnout for what looks to be a very interesting session. Coffee, fruit juice, and cookies begin at the usual 3:30 p.m.

COPYRIGHT LAW AND MULTIPLE AUTHORSHIP
Marshall Leaffer (Indiana University School of Law)
Lilly Library Lounge--Monday, February 17, 2003

In accordance with the United States Constitution's reference to "authors," the 1976 Copyright Act provides that initial ownership of copyright belongs to a work's author. The concept of an author as an individual reflects, to some scholars, a romantic view of the nature of authorship. Increasingly, however, works of art, music, and literature result from the collaboration of two of more individuals, who under appro- priate circumstances are considered by the law as joint authors and co-owners of the work. My talk will examine the meaning of "joint authorship"--specifically, how the current Copyright Act determines when two or more authors will share ownership rights in a collaborative work. Much recent scholarship has concentrated on the historical development of the "author" and the question of whether authors should have the right--natural or otherwise--to control their works. Others have examined the scope of rights afforded to an author. Instead of entering these debates, I will approach the question: who is a joint author under the law of copyright? I will center my talk on several examples from the case law, which will demonstrate how joint authorship is disfavored in the law. I conclude that the narrow interpretation of joint authorship manifested in this case law results more from a preference for judicial economy, and economic efficiency, than from an ideological adherence to the romantic notion of individualized creation.

** *

MARSHALL LEAFFER is Distinguished Scholar in Intellectual Property Law and University Fellow in Indiana University's School of Law, having held that position since 1997. Before that he worked as an attorney in the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Copyright Office in Washington, D. C. and then was Anderson-Fornoff Professor of Law and Vaules at the Univer- sity of Toledo School of Law. He is author and/or editor of eight books, most notably, UNDERSTANDING COPYRIGHT LAW, now in its third edition.

Submitted by: Cecile Jagodzinski, Interim Director for Collection Development and Head Subject and Area Librarians Council, IUB

*2003 Medical Library Association's Estelle Brodman Award

Sue London, MLS, AHIP, Executive Associate Director of the Ruth Lilly Medical Library, has received the 2003 Medical Library Association's Estelle Brodman Award for the Academic Medical Librarian of the Year. The Estelle Brodman Award recognizes an academic medical librarian at mid-career level who demonstrates significant achievement, the potential for leadership, and continuing excellence.

Submitted by: Julie McGowan, Associate Dean, Office of Information Resources & Educational Technology Professor, Knowledge Informatics and Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicene

*Serials Cancellation Request

The following serials cancellation requests have been received. When a request has been made by a Collection Manager to cancel the print subscription but retain the electronic access, the electronic exemption will be noted.

Collection Managers who wish to assume any of the titles should contact Judy Grannan, Technical Services/Acquisitions (jgrannan@indiana.edu) within two weeks following the date of this newsletter.

1. LAST COPY HELD IN IUB
Fund 17 (Business)
-JOURNAL OF CAREER ASSESSMENT
2. MULTI-COPY HELD IN IUB
****NONE TO REPORT****

Submitted by: Judy Grannan, Technical Services Dept., IUB


LIBRARY EVENTS


*Healthy Heart Open House, IUB

Please join us at the Health Heart Open House in the HPER Library this Friday, Feb. 14, from 8:30am- 11am. The Open House celebrates the School of HPER "Living Well" initiative, and provides an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to take time from their busy schedules and gather in the library for refreshments and conversation. This year, the Bloomington Bagel Company will be providing heart-shaped bagels for all to enjoy, with assorted spreads. We will also offer juices, hot drinks, and bottled water. The HPER Library is located on the ground level of the HPER Building, on the north corridor in Room 029. I hope that you and your colleagues will stop in on Friday morning!

Submitted by: Mary Strow, HPER Library, IUB


MASTER CALENDAR


*Calendar Week 02/17/03-02/21/03, IU-Bloomington


DATE EVENT TIME PLACE
February 18, 2003 CDC Workshops 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Media Showing Room E174., IUB
February 18, 2003 Public Service Heads Meeting 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB
February 20, 2003 Resource Sub Committee Meeting 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB
February 20, 2003 Excom Meeting 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB
February 20, 2003 CDC Workshop 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Media Showing Room E174, IUB
February 21, 2003 Council of Head Librarians 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Ruth Lilly Medical Library, IUPUI


*END OF ISSUE*



More Issues of IUL News