Copyright

Rights Issues for Rapidly Shifting Courses Online

By Micah Zeller on March 13, 2020

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 s...

Scholarly communications selected links from March 2018

By Ruth Lewis on March 28, 2018

Preprints’ content equivalent to peer-reviewed, published? This article is getting some interesting discussion: Comparing published scientific journal articles to their pre-print versions, by Martin Klein, Peter Broadwell, Sharon E. Farb, Todd Grappone, to be published in International Jour...

Fair Use and WashU: Part 2

By Micah Zeller on March 1, 2018

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 t...

Fair Use Week links

By Ruth Lewis on February 28, 2018

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: Fair Use Promotes the Creation of New Knowledge (Association of Research Libraries 2018 infographic) For text...

Scholarly communications selected links from Dec. 2017-Jan. 2018

By Ruth Lewis on January 31, 2018

Nice reminders: Guest Post: When Authors Get Caught in the Predatory (Illegitimate Publishing) Net, by Phaedra Cress on The Scholarly Kitchen, Dec. 11, 2017 2017 in review: round-up of our top posts on open access from LSE Impact Blog 2017 in review: round-up of our top posts on research evaluati...

Scholarly communications selected links from December 2016 – January 2017

By Ruth Lewis on January 31, 2017

Lists of possibly “predatory” journals and publishers: Jeffrey Beall, Colorado librarian, removed his blog site from the web in mid-January. There was a lot of speculation about this move and much was written about the usefulness of these lists, even though their flaws are well-recogn...

Scholarly communications selected links from September 2016

By Ruth Lewis on September 30, 2016

The last week of October will be the ninth International Open Access Week with the theme “Open in Action;” the theme will “highlight the researchers, librarians, students, and others who have made a commitment to working in the open and how that decision has benefited them—from researchers ...

Scholarly communications selected links from August 2016

By Ruth Lewis on August 31, 2016

Recommended links: A Quick Tour Around the World of Scholarly Journal Publishing, by David Crotty, Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press, in The Scholarly Kitchen blog. This is a nice overview of changes and issues from a publisher perspective. If you read this, you̵...

Did you know the libraries offer copyright help?

By Ruth Lewis on June 28, 2016

The Scholarly Publishing unit in the libraries “helps WU faculty, students, and staff with copyright issues that connect to research, teaching, and library services.” More information: library.wustl.edu/units/digital/copyright/.