Considering having an article published in a journal?
Take a look at this video and see also the "Author's Rights" tab on this guide for further information.
Kevin Smith, former Scholarly Communication Officer at Duke University, frequently blogged on topics that are relevant to faculty authors, like this "Breaking Technology" posting. See other postings in the RSS feed below.
Posting an item to TRACS (course management software) does not exempt an instructor from copyright regulations.
Please contact Stephanie Towery, the Copyright Officer, to discuss copyright issues related to materials used in course sites.
Following are useful resources pertaining to copyright
The American Library Association’s Fair Use Evaluator: http://librarycopyright.net/fairuse/ A web form that you can use to create a date-stamped fair use evaluation for your personal records
The American Library Association’s Digital Copyright Slider: http://librarycopyright.net/digitalslider/ A resource that you can use to determine copyright by date of the work.
This guide is designed to share information on copyright and related topics. This guide does not supply legal advice nor is it intended to replace the advice of legal counsel.
Due to the complexities of copyright, it is extremely difficult to create one resource or answer that addresses all situations. Generally speaking, however, you should ask yourself the following questions:
Seeking Permissions: Once you have identified the materials you want to use and determined that copyright permission is required, you must identify the copyright holder and secure permission to use their work. A good explanation of the steps for securing permission for copyrighted works may be found on Columbia University’s Copyright Advisory Office website. Provides direction for obtaining permission for many different types of materials.
The WATCH database provides copyright contacts for many writers, artists, and prominent people in other creative fields. It is a joint project of the University of Texas Harry Ransom Center and University of Reading Library in England.