This is a handout I have used to help faculty identify and use Open Educational Resources.
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This is a handout I have used to help faculty identify and use Open Educational Resources.
Les ressources pédagogiques numériques créées dans les universités sont actuellement peu mutualisées. Les raisons que nous avançons sont leur manque de visibilité, la fragilité inhérente aux documents numériques, l absence historique de gestion de ce type d objets par les bibliothèques et les questions de propriété intellectuelle. Nous présentons le projet ARPEM, mis en place par Grenoble Universités pour répondre à cette problématique. Les premiers mois de fonctionnement nous permettent de présenter un rapport d étape et les évolutions prévisibles du projet.
The aim of this toolkit is to support early career researchers in finding a journal that publishes their paper and optimally promotes the visibility of their research. How can they find a journal with a good journal ranking score that is perceived in the respective research community? How can they find a journal that perfectly matches their topic? Should they consider publishing open access? What are predatory journals and how can they detect them?
These materials are intended to be used both in graduate courses related to copyright or accessibility and by practitioners interested in learning more on the topic. Topics covered include the Chafee Amendment and how it has changed post-Marrakesh Treaty, the role of accessibility in the Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust decision, the importance of the Marrakesh Treaty for international efforts to make materials accessible across borders, and how licensing provisions can impact these various rights. The resources include videos explaining the key points of each topic, along with editable slide decks for those who wish to build on the existing materials, activities and options for assignments, recommended pre-class readings, discussion prompts, and related resources for those who want to learn more on the topics introduced in this OER module. There are also teaching notes for those interested in using the module in a class they are teaching.
As educators begin to develop OER, one component of that process is navigating concerns around copyright when finding digital teaching materials. This webinar series addresses that and is divided into two tracks: K-12 and Higher Education. There are also two stand-alone webinar options that can be attended by both the K-12 and Higher Education community. All of the webinars will also be available on YouTube and linked to this page after the live event has ended.
For those learning about fair use, this is a specific example of how fair use may be used in research for text data mining. The book also explores basic copyright and fair use more generally, as well as the specifics of text data mining.
From the "about" section of the book:
"This book explores the legal literacies covered during the virtual Building Legal Literacies for Text Data Mining Institute, including copyright (both U.S. and international law), technological protection measures, privacy, and ethical considerations. It describes in detail how we developed and delivered the 4-day institute, and also provides ideas for hosting shorter literacy teaching sessions. Finally, we offer reflections and take-aways on the Institute."
This guide, created by Gail Desler, is a quick overview of Creative Commons, what the license symbols mean, how to find images that are okay to use in projects, and more!
This will set a standard for student's academic integrity and dishonesty in submitting their papers and/or presentations.
This is a code of best practices in fair use devised specifically by and for the academic
and research library community. It enhances the ability of librarians to rely on fair
use by documenting the considered views of the library community about best
practices in fair use, drawn from the actual practices and experience of the library
In using copyright works (e.g. journals or newspaper articles, books, photographs, music) for study or research you are expected to observe certain legal and ethical constraints. In particular, you are bound to abide by the law of copyright.
This resource helps you to see how copyright could affect the way you study, research and work while at university.
This resource is suitable for all levels of study.
This course is for educators and learners who wants to understand how copyright affects use of learning materials, and how to use copyright to facilitate education. The course is focused on developing practical solutions. The reading won't always give these to you, its up to you to devise practical solutions based on the reading.
Information about how to determine whether a published work between 1923 and 1978 is in the public domain.
The Copyright Crash Course was created by Georgia Harper and is currently maintained by UT Libraries. The Course is arranged into several sections that allow users to explore certain areas of copyright law individually or as a group. The Course was originally created with faculty in mind, but can be used by anyone who is interested in understanding and managing their copyrights.
These materials aim to provide accessible and practical information about copyright – its protections, its limitations, and its role in encouraging creativity. Rather than just emphasizing what copyright prohibits, the goal here is to offer useful and positive information about what copyright allows and how students can successfully navigate and rely on copyright in their own roles as creators.
It is important to note that these materials focus on copyright in the United States. Other countries have similar frameworks, but their rules may differ on certain concepts such as fair use.
Lessons for students in grades K-12 are provided in pdf and google slide format.
This is a fun, playful way to teach copyright by using play dough creations and copyright exceptions and Creative Commons licenses to discover how to share copyright protected works. Participants are given a "role" card telling them whether they are a creator, teacher, researcher or student. They are then provided with information sheets telling them about Creative Commons licensing and educational copyright exceptions.
Individuals are asked to create a play dough model, which is later given a copyright license. While some individuals’ task cards instruct them to create their models from their own imaginations, others are secretly tasked with either copying another’s model, or creating something inspired by someone else’s model. This initial task within the game forms the basis for the subsequent discussions around whether the actions of each individual is permissible under copyright legislation.
This lesson was created to introduce learners to Copyright law, the Fair Use Doctrine, and the Creative Commons.
Copyright Law: Cases and Materials is a free copyright law textbook designed for a four-credit copyright course, which is what we teach at NYU School of Law. Model syllabi for four-credit and three-credit courses are available in the Faculty Resources section of this website. All faculty teaching copyright law are welcome to access the Faculty Resources, including the faculty discussion forum, by becoming a registered user of the site. To register, write us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The textbook is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Under the terms of this license, you are free to copy and redistribute the textbook in part or whole in any format provided that (1) you do so only for non-commercial purposes, and (2) you comply with the attribution principles of the license (credit the authors, and link to the license). Note please that this license does not permit you to make modifications to the textbook or to create derivative works. That said, there are a wide variety of derivatives that we would gladly permit. If you want to make modifications to the textbook, please contact us.
This chart is essential for anyone interested in knowing more about copyright laws in the United States. It provides term length based on date of creation, published or unpublished works, anonymous works, works made for hire, and more. It is well organized and provides a quick overview of the law as it has changed over the years in the United States.
This infographic introduces the basics of copyright in the United States. The following link will take you to an accessible infographic transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1enVXgl6GqqwBluClRWckIYYhxcabPfQ97HZiqqG7p48/edit?usp=sharing
The Copyright X Course is taught by professors at Harvard University and is available synchronously to a limited number of librarians each year. However, the entire course content is available online and is openly licensed. This is a more traditional course on copyright and includes topics that would largely be discussed in a law classroom, such as theories underlying copyright law, cultural theory as it applies to copyright, and secondary liability for copyright. The course also covers many traditional areas of copyright, though, including basic foundations of copyright law, the different rights included with copyright (such as the right to reproduction, distribution and performance), and, of course, fair use. Included in the course are video lectures and lecture slides.