Mike Wolfe of the Authors Alliance is coming to NZ

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We’re thrilled to welcome Mike Wolfe of the Authors Alliance to Aotearoa for a few days this month. Michael Wolfe is the Executive Director of Authors Alliance and a Copyright Research Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. He is a copyright attorney licensed to practice in California.
The Authors Alliance is a prestigious international not-for-profit organisation based in the USA. It supports authors to ensure their works reach the broadest possible audiences and have the greatest impact. Joining is free, and you can get help with a range of issues surrounding publishing, such as copyright and fair use, publication agreements, open access publishing, and reversion of rights.
If you’re in Auckland or Hamilton, please come along to one of Mike’s lectures or workshops.

University of Waikato, Monday 12 September

The workshop will be of interest to those working in the academic or information environments, including teaching staff, researchers, students or library professionals. The workshop during the day and evening lecture are suitable for those developing their understanding of the issues surrounding publishing, such as licensing, copyright, the TPPA,  fair use, rights retention, dissemination of information, or for those wishing to delve more deeply into specific aspects.
Relates well to BOK1 of the LIANZA professional registration scheme.
Date: Monday, September 12, 2016
Workshop  2:00 to 4:30pm; Lecture  5:30 to 7:00pm
Location: University of Waikato Campus, Hamilton
Venue: Library, M2.23


 *   General copyright principles
 *   An overview of availability problems and their relationship to copyright
 *   The constituent parts of a publishing contract
 *   Special topics in monographs
 *   Special topics in journals
 *   Special topics in edited volumes and textbooks
 *   Questions


Topic: The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement and its impact upon copyright law, long-term accessibility and the role of international agreements.
To register for this event, please contact Sarah-Jane Saravani on saravani@waikato.ac.nz by Thursday September 8.

University of Auckland, Tuesday 13 September

Tuesday 13 September 2016, 4:30–6pm
Kate Edgar Information Centre 315–420, 11 Symonds St, Auckland
All welcome, RSVP via Eventbrite 
Public lecture: Maximise the impact of your research through Open Access
Join visiting US expert Michael Wolfe of the Authors Alliance to learn about maximising the impact of your research through publication and copyright licensing choices, including: negotiating with publishers, navigating copyright agreements, and making the most of Open Access.

National Writers Forum, Auckland, Saturday 17 September

1-2pm, Saturday 17 September, Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland
Mike will be part of a panel discussion. For writers, contract and copyright knowledge is essential. It’s never too late to find out how copyright and contracts can work best for you, whether you have already published or plan to. This session will give you the lowdown on how to manage your copyright, how to use creative commons, tips to recognise a scam or a dodgy publishing deal and the principles of a fair publishing contract.
Buy tickets here (NB: you cannot get a ticket just to this session, you need to purchase a ticket to the whole conference)

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