Research and Instruction Librarian Duke Kunshan University
As the librarians at Duke Kunshan University (DKU), a joint-venture university between Duke University in the US and Wuhan University in China, it is essential to be familiar with both countries' copyright laws and fair use practices. DKU's library has become a central resource hub to provide copyright and fair use consultation for faculty, students, and the whole community. Some unique consultation cases, such as getting copyright authorization for a public concert held on campus; Kun opera video's digitalization project, brought new practices and insights to the university. In addition to answering queries, the library delivers various literacy workshops on copyright and fair use, including Using Information Effectively, Ethically, and Legally, Copyright and Fair Use for Teaching, Using Images Legally, and Introduction to Copyright for Creators and so on. The library team also holds sharing sessions to learn about the presentative cases, such as Sci-hub's history and latest lawsuit progress, and Georgia State's course reserve lawsuits. The library's various workshops and sharing sessions enable individuals to improve their understanding of using information ethically, legally, and effectively. By providing such services, the library helps to foster a culture of responsible use of information, which ultimately contributes to a more robust academic community. Therefore, in this poster, we will introduce the workshops, services, and materials created by DKU's library to promote copyright and fair use among faculty and students at DKU.