Open Access, Open October, and WashU

By Micah Zeller on October 6, 2020 in What's New

Open October is a month-long series highlighting trends in open science, open data, and open access. Coincident with international Open Access Week, Open October will be celebrated at Washington University through events hosted by the Becker Medical Library, the Washington University Libraries, the Brown School Library, and the Institute for Informatics (I2). Open access (OA) […]

Rights Issues for Rapidly Shifting Courses Online

By Micah Zeller on March 13, 2020 in What's New

Please see Message from Chancellor Martin (March 11, 2020) regarding Danforth and Medical Campus classes shifting to online instruction. (NOTE: This document is evolving and subject to change. It is not legal advice but an advisory resource that provides basic guidelines. Faculty, students, and staff are responsible for making copyright and fair use decisions. The […]

Fair Use and WashU: Part 2

By Micah Zeller on March 1, 2018 in Digital Gateway

What’s that slow, steady rumble you’ve been feeling on campus this week? Why it’s Fair Use! February 26 – March 2 mark this year’s celebration, coordinated annually by ARL, of the legal doctrine “fair use.” We celebrate because of how central the provision is to the work done in libraries, on campus, and for the […]

Fair Use & WashU

By Micah Zeller on February 20, 2017 in Digital Gateway

It’s here: Fair Use Week. To be “fair” (sorry), given its role on campus, every week could lay claim to the name. But there’s value in recognizing—even celebrating—the doctrine’s role in the academic enterprise, and specifically, to our work at WashU Libraries. So in observance of the occasion, I write to share an example of […]