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Date:2011; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).




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OFFICE OF LIBRARY SERVICES 5 SynapsE COPYRIGHT CORNER Attention all Authors Have you had a journal article published? Or perhaps youve written or edited a book or contributed a chapter to a published book? Did you know you can sometimes get paid for scholarly works that are subsequently used by other people? No? Interested? Join CAL as an author member! The Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) is a notfor-profit company set up by Australian authors, journalists, visual artists, photographers and publishers to manage part of their copying and communication rights. CAL is owned by its members, membership is free Author members of CAL are then entitled to claim moneys from CALs distributions if, according to records kept for CAL, your works have been copied. According to CDUs Intellectual Property Policy ( and members give CAL a non-exclusive licence in respect of their works. www.cdu.edu.au/governance/documents /IntellectualPropertyPolicyv1.02Jan2011.p df), the University owns the copyright in any publications produced by staff in the course of their work, so the income comes to the University which is then required to distribute it to authors. CAL is changing the payment system so that author members of CAL will receive any moneys directly. The catch is you have to be an author member of CAL to benefit from this process. For more information read the information on the CAL website: www.copyright.com.au/ . Ruth Quinn, Director Library Services and CDU Copyright Officer FAREWELL TO LYNDALL CAREY, Digital C ollec tions C oordinator It is with regret that we say farewell to Lyndall and wish her all the best in her soon to be new role as a first time mother. Lyndall has been with the CDU Library for two years filling a new role which was created in response to the Federal Governments introduction of the ERA. Lyndall has proved to be invaluable in the setting up and development of eSpace, CDUs institutional repository. Recruitment for the position has now been completed and our new Digital Collections Coordinator, Neil Godfrey will feature in the next issue of Synapse. THIRD INTERNATIONAL M-LIBRARIES CONFERENCE, BRISBANE, 11-13 MAY 2011 Last year the Liaison Librarian team submitted an abstract to the Third International m-libraries Conference, to be held in Brisbane from 11-13 May 2011. The abstract, related to student engagement with mobile technologies, was accepted and the team quickly got to work developing an orientation program that had the dual purpose of answering some questions about our students use of smartphones and QR codes, and being a fun and informative activity for students taking part. The program took the form of a library treasure hunt that could be done either online or on campus, and with or without a smartphone. The Liaison Librarian team worked hard to develop an engaging program, and learnt a whole lot about mobile technologies in the process themselves. Michelle Turner and Sally Cummings attended and presented at the m-libraries conference on behalf of the CDU Library liaison team. Their presentation on the library treasure hunt and its findings was very well received the seminar room was standing room only, and there were several questions following the presentation and throughout the conference. Michelle and Sally also attended many excellent presentations from other libraries in Australia and overseas, and returned buzzing with ideas. As first-time presenters, Michelle and Sally found the experience extremely rewarding, and an excellent opportunity to meet with and learn from others in the library community. Since the conference, the Liaison Librarian team has prepared an accompanying paper, which they hope will be published in the upcoming conference proceedings book. CDU Library would like to thank our sponsors CDU Bookshop, Corporate Express, Schuberts Catering and Dymocks for their assistance in providing prizes for the library treasure hunt. http://www.cdu.edu.au/governance/documents/IntellectualPropertyPolicyv1.02Jan2011.pdf http://www.cdu.edu.au/governance/documents/IntellectualPropertyPolicyv1.02Jan2011.pdf http://www.cdu.edu.au/governance/documents/IntellectualPropertyPolicyv1.02Jan2011.pdf http://www.copyright.com.au/