University of Minnesota
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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Copyright Issues in Higher Education

Nancy Sims
Copyright Program Librarian
University Libraries
University of Minnesota

Nancy will provide an introduction to copyright law concerns in our daily lives. She will highlight several copyright issues of particular relevance to higher education contexts, including: using teaching materials in class and online, quotation and reference in your writing, understanding and managing rights in your own work, and a number of others. There will be time for question and answer.

Nancy Sims is the Copyright Program Librarian at the University Libraries. She has an M.L.S. from Rutgers and a J.D. from the University of Michigan. She previously worked at the University of Michigan Libraries, and with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Silicon Valley law firm Fenwick & West, LLP. To learn more about copyright resources available from the Libraries, see or e-mail Nancy at