Author Archives: Laura Burtle

Course Materials for Students – Spring Semester

Since the spring semester will arrive before we know it, considering alternatives to common challenges can reduce frustration for both instructors and students. Reserves Health and safety measures currently preclude our ability to offer print reserves.  Small portions of a … Continue reading

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Access to Course Materials for Fall 2020

During the summer, the University has had access to the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service, which provided access to scanned copies of many of the print volumes in the library. Under the terms of this access, we will no longer … Continue reading

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HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service provides temporary access to 1 million volumes in USG libraries

HathiTrust opened up copyrighted material in their digital library to member institutions with copies of those items in their physical collections. This means that any books available through HathiTrust which are also in University System of Georgia’s physical collections will … Continue reading

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Using Copyrighted Materials in Instruction Workshop

Instructors often make use of copyrighted materials when teaching. Slides used in a classroom may contain copyrighted text, charts, or images. Reading assignments uploaded to reserves or iCollege may be copyrighted, as are films or music used in instruction. Are … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2016: Open in Action

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This week, October 24-30, is Open Access Week 2016. This year’s theme is Open in Action. Open access means research is free to read online, with no subscription or payment required. How is Open Access supported at Georgia State? Georgia State’s … Continue reading

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Georgia State Copyright Lawsuit: GSU Prevailing Party (Again)

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On March 31, 2016 Judge Evans in the North Georgia District Court released her opinion on remand in the ongoing GSU Copyright Lawsuit (Cambridge Univ. Pr. et al. v. Patton). GSU was sued in 2008 by Cambridge University Press, Oxford … Continue reading

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Fair Use in a Day in the Life of a College Student

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The Association of Research Libraries created this is a wonderful illustration of the ways fair use is used by students! Click on the image to expand.

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Recent Developments in Fair Use Litigation

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Recent Developments in Fair Use Litigation The shaping of fair use has always been done by the courts. Even the fair use statute is derived from long standing case law. The most significant recent fair use decisions involve Google Books … Continue reading

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Create an ORCID iD!

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Are you an author who shares a name with someone else?  Have you ever Googled yourself and found another scholar with your same name?  This doesn’t just happen to John or Jane Doe anymore.  Even uncommon first and last names … Continue reading

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Federal Public Access Mandates

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In February 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a memorandum directing each Federal agency that provides over $100 million in annual research funding to develop a plan to increase public access to the results of … Continue reading

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