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Teaching Resources. Home - The Chronicle of Higher Education. E-Learning Software and Authoring Tools. Higher Education Professional Training, Research, and Online Publications. PRIMO Instructional Materials. Code of Best Practices in Fair Use. Embed imageView/download PDFThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL) presents the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries (PDF), a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use developed by and for librarians who support academic inquiry and higher education.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

The Code was developed in partnership with the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law at American University. In dozens of interviews with veteran research and academic librarians, the researchers learned how copyright law comes into play as interviewees performed core library functions. Then, in a series of small group discussions held with library policymakers around the country, the research team developed a consensus approach to applying fair use. The Code deals with such common questions in higher education as: When and how much copyrighted material can be digitized for student use? Such codes have a powerful effect both in law and practice. ACRL Proficiency Standards. Approved by the ACRL Board, June 24, 2007 Introduction As the role of instruction and information literacy continues to grow in the academic library, librarians are faced with a need to develop a more focused set of skills to teach effectively in library instruction programs.

ACRL Proficiency Standards

At the same time, many libraries struggle to offer meaningful training and professional development to improve instruction, especially without a set of established standards for what makes a good instructor. This document is intended to help instruction librarians define and gain the skills needed to be excellent teachers in library instruction programs and to foster collaborations necessary to create and improve information literacy programs. In many academic libraries, instruction librarians also serve as coordinators of instructional services and as instructional leaders in their organization. A PDF of this document is available. Background Application of proficiencies in academic libraries 1. 1.1. 1.2. 1.3. The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons. Lately, we’ve been hearing more and more about digital copyrights and fair use in the news and online – particularly with the whole SOPA/PIPA uproar that recently swept the web.

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

Also, we on the Edublogs support team have been getting more and more complaints and official requests to remove copyrighted content that users have placed on blogs. The legal jargon with respect to digital copyrights can be confusing – especially since different countries have their own laws and regulations. With this post, we hope to dispel a few myths and pull together a complete list of resources for teachers and students to use when blogging and working with content online. Rule #1: You Can’t Use Everything You Find On the Web Dexter the cat hates those that steal his photos… This may seem obvious, but judging by the notices we have received, many teachers (and especially students) are under the impression that if it is on the web, then it is up for grabs. Rule #2: There Are Resources You CAN Use Images Videos. How to Evaluate the Credibility of a Source (with Cheat Sheet)

Edit Article Source Evaluation HelpEvaluating the Credibility of Sources Edited by Sbenjamin, Sondra C, Krystle, Luv_sarah and 41 others We are constantly surrounded by information, and it is not always easy to know which sources to trust.

How to Evaluate the Credibility of a Source (with Cheat Sheet)

Being able to evaluate the credibility of information is an important skill used in school, work, and day-to-day life. With so much advertising, controversy, and blogging going on, how do you sift through the chaff and cut to the chase? Ad Steps Evaluating the Credibility of Sources 1Think about how reliable you need the information to be. 4Check the date. Tips If a source does not pass the above guidelines, it does not mean that the information contained within is false. Warnings Beware of using Wikipedia as a source for academic or journalistic writing.

Resources. Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy. Welcome to the interactive online home of Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment, a white paper published by the Association of College & Research Libraries.

Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy

Written by a working group of leaders from many parts of the association, this white paper explores and articulates three intersections between scholarly communication and information literacy. The paper also provides strategies for librarians from different backgrounds to initiate collaborations within their own campus environments between information literacy and scholarly communication. Use the chapter numbers at the top of this page, or the drop-down Chapters menu, to navigate the white paper. Previous Chapter and Next Chapter arrows are also available once you get started. Intersections is also available as a downloadable PDF from the ACRL website.