Upcoming Workshops on Copyright, Fair Use, and Research Photo Management

NC State student asking professor a question, 1992. Bring your questions to ask Special Collections and Digital Scholarship librarians on March 4!

NC State student asking professor a question, 1992. Bring your questions to ask Special Collections and Digital Scholarship librarians on March 4!

Two workshops scheduled for March 4, featuring Special Collections in partnership with the Digital Scholarship workshop series, will focus on research support in two areas familiar to many researchers using special collections and archival materials. Bring your questions and join us! Learn more and register below.

 

Research Photo Management using Tropy

Monday, March 4 
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

ITTC Lab 2 at the D. H. Hill Library

Is your photo collection disorganized? Are you a historian interested in archival research and need to find a way to make sense of all your digital photos? Tropy is a free, open-source desktop application designed to help researchers organize and describe the photos they take in archives in intuitive and useful ways. In this workshop, you will learn best practices for handling rare materials in the Special Collections reading room, how to use Tropy to group photos of research materials, annotate images, add metadata, export them to other applications, and easily search your own digital collections of photos.

 

Understanding Copyright and Fair Use in Archival Research

Monday, March 4 
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM 

ITTC Lab 2 at the D. H. Hill Library

Researchers using archives and special collections face big questions when considering copyright and fair use. What kind of reuse is considered "publishing"? How do I know what materials I can use in my research and what I can publish? What does “fair use” mean, and what is an “orphan work?” When and how do I need to establish permission to publish with these types of sources? This workshop will answer these questions and more to provide a strong foundation for understanding how to move forward in selecting and using archival sources in your work.