I'm giving an online presentation for ACRL's e-learning series entitled "Digital Rights Management (DRM): Information Roadblock for Library Users." It's largely based on my recent Progressive Librarian article.
There's still time to register if you want to attend. It's next Tuesday, March 1, at 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern. Here's the blurb from ACRL's site:
Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a set of technological "locks" that restrict how digital information can be used, often to the detriment of libraries and their users. In this webcast, learn what DRM is, why it exists, and its history with the entertainment industry and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We'll discuss cases in which DRM has an impact on the free use of information, fair use, and what libraries should do about it.
Participants will learn:
- What DRM is
- How the DMCA makes DRM a problem for fair use
- How DRM impedes information users
- Why librarians should care
- What libraries should do about it