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ACRL RBMS-SAA Joint Task Force on the Development of Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy

Discussion Meeting Announcement: ACRL RBMS - SAA Task Force on the Development of Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy

by Morgan Swan on Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 10:54 am

The ACRL RBMS - SAA Task Force on the Development of Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy will meet via conference call on Friday February 12 2016 at 1:00 pm (EST). For call-in information contact Heather Smedberg (hsmedberg@ucsd.edu).

RUSA Interest Group: Copyright

Discussion Red flags

by Faithe Ruiz on Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 07:52 am

I am a college reference librarian and liaison to the e-learning department. Soon after stepping into this post, I started receiving questions from online faculty regarding supplemental course material, uploading and sharing articles, and the reuse of copyrighted materials. I also began to notice the misuse of images by students and staff.

I am a college reference librarian and liaison to the e-learning department. Soon after stepping into this post, I started receiving questions from online faculty regarding supplemental course material, uploading and sharing articles, and the reuse of copyrighted materials. I also began to notice the misuse of images by students and staff.

In response to these red flags, I created handouts and published a LibGuide to promote the correct use of copyrighted content and copyright awareness on campus. Click here to visit the Copyright and Fair Use Basics LibGuide.

I would love to hear what red flags others have encountered and how you addressed same.

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RUSA Interest Group: Copyright

Discussion Challenge of the week: Name your top 3 copyright concerns

by Faithe Ruiz on Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 07:51 am

Happy Monday!

Please share your top 3 copyright concerns, issues that you have encountered in performance of reference and user support services. In addition to naming your top 3, please identify efforts made, changes implemented, or ideas for dealing with these concerns or issues.

Thanks for sharing!

RUSA Interest Group: Copyright

Discussion e-Reserves & reusing copyrighted content

by Faithe Ruiz on Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 07:51 am

I would like to know how others handle e-Reserves, ILL requests, and reuse in general.

At present, our ILL department denies any questionable requests and e-Reserves (which are dealt with individually at the faculty level) are not discussed. In an effort to promote safer practices regarding the uploading of supplemental resources without implementing institutional policy and procedure, I am advocating for requiring faculty to complete a short e-Reserves form at point of use/upload.

I would like to know how others handle e-Reserves, ILL requests, and reuse in general.

At present, our ILL department denies any questionable requests and e-Reserves (which are dealt with individually at the faculty level) are not discussed. In an effort to promote safer practices regarding the uploading of supplemental resources without implementing institutional policy and procedure, I am advocating for requiring faculty to complete a short e-Reserves form at point of use/upload.

This safeguard is being employed by other colleges and universities, some requiring that online faculty also complete a fair use checklist with each copyrighted item that they upload to their course materials folder. Additionally, publishers, libraries, and academic associations developing guidelines addressing e-Reserves encourage institutions to publicly post their e-Reserve policies online and to disclose the title (and other bibliographic information) for each copyrighted work placed on reserve at the beginning of each term. I see a short e-Reserve form as a simple step toward creating safer practices and preventing instances of possible infringement. The short form includes a line item naming “fair use” and suggesting that an analysis be performed which would serve to promote awareness of fair use and safe practices among online faculty.

I am informed that faculty may find completing the form for each use of a copyrighted work burdensome and that we might want to edit this request to require the form be completed once for each semester/course.

Thoughts? Comments?

Faithe

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RUSA Interest Group: Copyright

Discussion In-person meeting at ALA Annual

by Faithe Ruiz on Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 07:51 am

Good morning!

RUSA gave a call-out to any IGs that are interested in having an in-person meeting at ALA Annual. The deadline to make a request is February 5th.

Available slots for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday include: 8:30 am – 10:00 am, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Let me know what you think?

Thanks

 

 

ALA Public Awareness Committee

Discussion PAC Minutes from 2016 Midwinter Conference

by Jeff Julian (staff) on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 01:13 pm

Hi all:

I'm attaching the minutes from our meeting in Boston. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks,

Jeff Julian, Staff Liaison

jjulian@ala.org

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