Fair Use Week links

We are in the midst of Fair Use Week 2018, February 26 to March 2, 2018. The site’s Roundup posts will include links you may want to review later. Here are a few to get you started:

Feb. 28th, I watched “Can’t you just say Yes? Answering Copyright Questions About Fair Use for Faculty Colleagues,” ACRL presents webcast with presenter Carla Myers. I recommend the recording to anyone who gets questions about copyright and fair use. If you are very familiar with the law, you can skip the first 17 minutes which go over copyright law basics.

Fair use is vital in the work of educators, scholars and academic libraries. While using open textbooks and open educational resources often relies on clear permissions from a Creative Commons license rather than a fair use analysis, production of open textbooks/OERs can rely on fair use also. WU Libraries will have a Fair Use Week blog post soon about an open textbook recently published on Open Scholarship. Join many of your colleagues exploring open textbooks during Open Education Resources Week, March 5-9. See also WU Libraries Open textbook guide.

About the author

Ruth is a librarian at Washington University for biology, math, history of science; she is also scholarly communications coordinator. Email: rlewis@wustl.edu Phone: 314-935-4819