The April 2011 ProGen Study Group was on chapter 4, “The Essential Library” and chapter 7, “Copyright and Fair Use” in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (affiliate link) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills.
The assignment for this month was to make a list of all your genealogy publications and then identify the holes to create a wish list and purchasing plan. Easy peasy since I already the two lists started. But this gave me the incentive to finish them. I added a couple of items to my wish list after reading the assignments submitted by the other members of my discussion group. I started a page on this blog with my list of books in case you want to take a look-see.
The library component of this assignment dovetailed nicely with the Lesson 4 in the NGS HSC.
The copyright discussion was centered around a couple of examples that were provided within the discussion questions. Those scenarios led to further discussion about copyright. I’ve collected some information about copyright and genealogy and this is what I have in EverNote:
- FGS 2011: Copyright issues for genealogists on DearMYRTLE’s blog
- Copyright Fundamentals for Genealogists
- Ancestry.com article on Mistake or Misdemeanor?
- Copyright and Collaborative Family Trees article on Geneabloggers
- Copyright Information on the U.S. GenWeb
- any and everything can be found at Copyright and Fair Use site of Stanford University Libraries
- and check out all the copyright links on Cyndi’s List
- and there’s much more specifically on copyright and blogging