Join Nicola's Books and the Ann Arbor District Library for a conversation between author Kathleen Flynn and U-M Residential College Creative Writing Director Laura Thomas. They will discuss Flynn's debut novel, The Jane Austen Project. This engrossing novel offers an unusual twist on the legacy of one of the world's most celebrated and beloved authors: two researchers from the future are sent back in time to meet Jane and recover a suspected unpublished novel.
Join us for an inspirational, funny and relatable afternoon of storytelling with writer and motivational speaker Bethany Meloche. Bethany is the author of the memoir, HOW SHOULD A BODY BE?, a coming-of- age story about growing up in Michigan, falling in love, and learning to live with a progressive disease and a body that doesn’t conform to expectations.
Jason Griffey discusses his Measure the Future project, examining the genesis of the idea (a privacy-sensitive tool for analyzing library space usage) as well as examining the larger issues of patron privacy, data gathering, and the risks therein.
Join us for a screening of the 2016 documentary Other People’s Footage: Copyright and Fair Use. Following the screening, attorney Susan Kornfield, U-M Associate General Counsel Jack Bernard, and Associate Professor of Screen Arts and Culture Matthew Solomon, will discuss the documentary and its portrayal of fair use in film.
Kayte Spector-Bagdady explores how health data are currently being collected and by who, as well as ways we can both serve and protect our patients in the future. Our data are collected at every turn: where we drive, who we email, what we google, what we buy. Perhaps a last bastion of expected privacy protections surrounds our health data—but while some systems (like healthcare providers) have stringent governance, others (like wellness apps) do not.
Celebrate Fair Use Week with a Meme War! Participants will be asked to create a meme centered around their experience at U-M. The event will feature a short talk by representatives from the Library Copyright Office highlighting how Fair Use underlies the existence of the Meme culture. There will be prizes for the best memes and dinner will be provided while supplies last.