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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...

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...

Fair use week, 2017

By Ruth Lewis on February 27, 2017

There have been an outstanding collection of blog posts, videos, infographics, etc., during Fair Use Week, 2017. Since fair use is so important to academic work, I highly recommend you review some of them. The fair use week blog has roundup posts for all 5 days of Fair Use Week! I want to call sp...

Fair Use & WashU

By Micah Zeller on February 20, 2017

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 obser...

Scholarly communications links from May 2016

By Ruth Lewis on May 31, 2016

Open access week, October 24-30, 2016: Theme of 2016 International Open Access Week to be “Open in Action”. Activities at Washington University have varied over the years. If you have ideas or would like to work on a plan for Open Access Week 2016, please contact Ruth Lewis. Open acce...

Scholarly communications links from April 2016

By Ruth Lewis on April 28, 2016

Worth reading: Takeaways from SPARC MORE conference, March 2016. I attended this conference; SPARC Open has done a nice job of distilling some of the big issues. The recordings are a little disappointing since a few are cut off or missing. Some of my favorite presenters: Danny Anderson, President...