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Copyright and Fair Use - UMUC Library

Copyright and Fair Use - UMUC Library
Disclaimer The information presented here is only general information. Legal advice must be provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship specifically with reference to all the facts of the particular situation under consideration. Such is not the case here, and accordingly, the information presented here must not be relied on as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney. Updated January 28, 2011 Consistent with BOR Policy IV-3.20, the UMUC Library has developed guidelines for the use of copyrighted materials. The UMUC Library addresses copyright and intellectual property issues because of its role in teaching and promoting information literacy. An Introduction to Copyright What Is Copyright? What Can be Copyrighted? Tangible, original expressions can be copyrighted. Fixation: The item must be fixed in some way. What Cannot be Copyrighted? Works in the public domain: Ideas are in the public domain. What Does Copyright Protect? Top An Introduction to Fair Use

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Copyright for Educators (US) This is a course for educators who want to learn about US copyright law in the education context. P2PU also offers a similar courses for Australia, if that content is more appropriate. Educators who are not in the US are welcome to sign up, too, if they want to learn about copyright law in the US. The course is taught around practical case studies faced by teachers when using copyright material in their day-to-day teaching. Avoiding Plagiarism Summary: There are few intellectual offenses more serious than plagiarism in academic and professional contexts. This resource offers advice on how to avoid plagiarism in your work. Contributors:Karl Stolley, Allen Brizee, Joshua M. PaizLast Edited: 2014-10-10 09:01:36

APA Formatting and Style Guide Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing). Contributors:Joshua M. Paiz, Elizabeth Angeli, Jodi Wagner, Elena Lawrick, Kristen Moore, Michael Anderson, Lars Soderlund, Allen Brizee, Russell KeckLast Edited: 2016-05-13 12:06:24

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) Home The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

Creative Commons for K-12 Educators Update: The second round of this facilitated course is located at It is open for sign-up through August 4, 2013. This facilitated course ran for 7 weeks (March 18 - May 5, 2013). Rationale for the course We want to help K-12 educators find and adapt free, useful resources for their classes.

WebQuest Overview | Materials | Workshop Hotlist | Workshop Outline | Additional Resources | Standards | Credits & Thanks Overview This one-hour workshop is intended to give high school students: an introduction to the issue of plagiarism, an overview of copyright laws and fair use provisions a demonstration of techniques to avoid plagiarism, focusing on paraphrasing, quoting, and citing sources.

Collecting the Data: Templates and Resources for the School Librarian Please note that this website is in the process of being update. Some of the links and resources may no longer be available. Update and new resources will be posted soon! Templates and Resources for the School Librarian The mission of the data project is to provide School Librarians with strategies and tools to evaluate and to promote the School Library Media Program. Background Information - Open Educational Resources - UMUC Subject Resources at University of Maryland University College OERs started as a grassroots movement by educators worldwide. Funded by grants and private donations (particularly from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, which has already given more than $110 million in support of OERs), the OER movement has attempted to bring into the educational process groups who have been traditionally shut out, including K-12 teachers, scientists and engineers working in the industry rather than in academia, and those who aren’t fluent in English. The OER movement’s goal is to make education available to everyone around the world (particularly those in the developing world, who could not otherwise afford an education, as well as self-learners). The OER movement has become an institutional movement as well, with early pioneers such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology putting an increasing amount of course material – including complete course lectures – online.

CopyRIGHT Pathfinder on Copyright Law for Librarians The second CopyRIGHT Pathfinder, which is part of the 2013 Copyright Community, is now available. This Pathfinder is designed with brief descriptions and hyperlinks to guide you to primary and secondary sources on copyright law and licensing for librarians. All sources are vetted. Use your time reading about copyright law; not locating reliable resources! CopyRIGHT Pathfinders are new to the Copyright Community in 2013. Plagiarism: How to Avoid It Avoiding Plagiarism According to the definition given in the 1997 New Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary of the English Language , plagiarism is "the unauthorized use of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own" (508). To avoid plagiarism, all students must document sources properly using Footnotes, Endnotes, or Parenthetical References, and must write a Bibliography, References, or Works Cited page and place it at the end of the research paper to list the sources used. Of the three ways to document sources - Footnotes, Endnotes, and Parenthetical References, the simplest is using Parenthetical References, sometimes referred to as Parenthetical Documentation or Parenthetical Citations. Check to see which type of documentation is preferred by your teacher.

Gift & Deselection Manager « Getting It System Toolkit The GIST Gift & Deselection Manager (GDM) is designed to manage and streamline library workflow for processing gifts and evaluating materials for weeding. It is standalone open-source software that automates the gathering of data for evaluating donations; including holdings, edition comparisons, full-text, and other data. It also recommends “keep or do not keep” according to your collection building conspectus file, and if you keep an item, GDM can open and search the work in OCLC Connexion so you may attach holdings and download a record. The Gift Manager also automates donor letters with lists of donated items – no more keying in title information for acknowledgments, with all the data now stored in GDM’s database for future reference.

Key Milestones In Social Media Law [Infographic] It’s the Wild West out here on the Internet. While individual social media companies face lawsuits over copyrights, privacy and antitrust violations, Washington debates bills like SOPA and PIPA to help redefine the law for the Digital Age. This infographic from the Socially Aware blog examines the key moments that led us to what can only be described as a hot, electrically-charged mess.

Weeding Library Collections CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries, Revised and Updated by Jeanette Larson, Texas State Library, 2008 Electronic VersionWeeding the Fiction Collection: Should I Dump Peyton Place? A comprehensive web page about weeding fiction, with a bibliography, links to policies, excerpts from policies, bullet points about weeding, and even a weeding skit, from Overbooked at the Chesterfield County (VA) Public Library.SUNLINK Weed of the Month Archive Advice for weeding non-fiction books and media, aimed at school libraries, but of interest to public libraries also. Dickinson, G. (2005, April/May). Crying over spilled milk.

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