VALA2008 Session 8 Tuckfield

VALA Peer Reviewed PaperIntellectual Property/copyright, potentially more than just an elective

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 8: Intellectual Property
Wednesday 6 February 2008 14:00 – 14:30
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Vanessa Tuckfield

Copyright Officer, Canberra Institute of Technology

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Intellectual Property training is seen to be the domain of the legal profession. This is entirely appropriate if you believe that the only people who invent or create are scientists in laboratories supported by multinationals who take out patents to protect the developments and commercialise the outputs. This paper explores the options open to Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Libraries in relation to copyright education. Utilising the Information Literacy Guidelines places a TAFE library in a unique position to provide their institution’s copyright training across a wide range of subjects in a balanced compliant manner.