Preserving Our Intellectual Legacies in the Digital Age

Authors Alliance
Authors Alliance poster
Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 | 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
United States

The nonprofit Authors Alliance brings together several Berkeley scholars in conversation about overcoming legal, technical, and institutional obstacles to the preservation of scholarly intellectual legacies. Topics will include the process of reclaiming copyrights from publishers, the role of fair use in preserving works, and the potential of open access publishing to make and keep works accessible to readers.

Authors Alliance was formed to further the public interest in facilitating widespread access to works of authorship by assisting and representing authors who want to disseminate knowledge and products of the imagination broadly. It provides information and tools designed to help authors better understand and manage key legal, technological, and institutional aspects of authorship in the digital age.


Carla Hesse, Peder Sather Professor of History, Executive Dean of the College of Letters and Science, and Dean of Social Sciences

Molly Van Houweling, Professor of Law

Thomas Laqueur, Helen Fawcett Professor of History

Tom Leonard, University Librarian and Professor of Journalism

For more information and to register (recommended) please click here.