Sunday, September 28, 2008

Copyright in Schools

Copyright is an issue that not many people think about on a daily basis. In the past few weeks, the issue has been brought to my attention more than ever. The media specialist has a high responsibility when it comes to copyright in schools, but he or she can't be the only one to control it. The media specialist must be an advocate for copyright by teaching each member of the school community about the importance of maintaining copyright standards. I am going to be looking into the ways that the issue of copyright can be managed within the school setting. I welcome comments about how the schools you teach in deal with the issue of copyright.


Brandy said...

Looks like you are off to a good start! I don't yet work in a school, but I like the way you describe the SLMS as an "advocate" for copyright. It puts a positive light to a topic that is often thought of in a very negative way.

Barb said...

Hey girl ! Good luck finding a job, hopefully in a library in a school. We need some new energetic blood in the mainstream. My school does not do a great job of instructing us on copyright issues, so I hope to change that in the future. Thanks for wanting to be an advocate.

Brandi W. said...


I think that many schools do not know much about copyright. The media specialist in my school said that she has to "turn a blind eye" to copyright issues in the school. She feels that if she doesn't know about it, then its not happening. I personally do not think this is right. I will be talking about this in my next posting.