Sunset Heights Multistake Family History Center
Staff Meeting August 8, 2017
Welcome: Rod Cuthbert
Opening Prayer: By Invitation
Spiritual Thought: Rod Cuthbert
And the River Will Grow
Elder Renlund and his family discuss the prophet Ezekiel’s vision of the waters flowing from the house of the Lord. The river of water represents blessings, which flow from the temples to heal families and give them life.
To view the video go to the url below.
August 15, 11 am and 7 pm, Patron Class, James Tanner, “Family Search Catalog”
September 4, Labor Day, Center is closed
September 5, 11am and 7 pm, Patron Class
September 11, 11:30 am, Moms and Tots
September 12, 7 pm, Staff Meeting
September 19, 11 am and 7 pm, Patron Class, “Indexing”
Needs for Substitutes
Working with Patrons: Pat Cuthbert
Policy on prayer at the beginning of shifts:
The manual states “If feasible, begin the shift with prayer.” It is easier for the morning shift to have prayer since patrons are just starting to come. All shifts should look around to see if it is feasible. If so, have prayer, but it is not mandatory.
Auxiliary room usage: Missionaries do not require our supervision. They report to their leaders and President. They are welcome to use the main room if the mix is inappropriate in the secondary room. Patrons sometimes wish to use the secondary room. If so, make sure we let them know we are happy to come and help if needed. Check on them occasionally to let them know we are there for them. Leave the door open on the second room.
There was some confusion on July 3rd, and most of the staff did not show up. It was actually not a 3 day holiday. Check postings around holidays for closure days. Directors will reevaluate closure dates. We will be closed on Labor Day.
Microfilm Ordering: Don Kimball
Copyright Issues: Elder James Tanner
Basic Copyright Law for genealogists by James L. Tanner
Where does the law come from? The Constitution reserves all copyright actions to the Federal Courts Copyright Acts
- 1790 – The original copyright statute
- Major amendments
- 1802 – added protection to prints
- 1831 added protection to musical compositions
- 1870 added fine arts including painting and sculpture
- 1909 – maintained distinction between prepublication and post-publication
- 1976 abandoned distinction
United States Code Sections
Title 17, United States Code
(17 USC, Copyrights)
37 Code of Federal Regulations Chapter 11
(37 CFR 11)
Additional Copyright Acts
Copyright Act of 1976
Berne Convention Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Work: Original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.
Author: Either the person who creates a copyrighted work or if the copyrighted work is created within the scope of employment, the employer of the person who creates a copyrighted work.
Collective Work: A work such as a periodical issue, anthology, or encyclopedia in which the individual authors create separate or independent works, assembled into a collective whole.
Derivative Work: A work that is based on, or modifies, one or more preexisting works. A copyright holder has an exclusive right to prepare or authorize the preparation of derivative works based on the copyrighted work.
Joint Work: A work prepared by two or more authors with the intention that their contributions be merged into inseparable or interdependent parts of a unitary whole.
Public Domain: A slippery term referring to any works not protected by copyright due to age, noncompliance with the copyright act or excessive reproduction without claim of copyright.
U.S. Government Works: U.S. Federal Government works are not usually covered by copyright But… The works may contain copyrighted material or be created under a contract preserving the author’s copyright claim.
Facts cannot be copyrighted. The creative selection, coordination and arrangement of information and materials forming a database or compilation may be protected by copyright.
Genealogists are also
Is any portion of the work we do as genealogists covered by copyright law? Only those portions of the work that are original to the author. Facts, i.e. names, dates and places, old stories from ancestors and other copied material are not copyright protected. A portion of a work can be copyright protected and other portions may not be. Only the parts of the work that are original with you will be subject to your claim of copyright.
Closing Prayer – By Invitation
NEXT STAFF MEETING SEPTEMBER 12th, 7 pm