While moving your classes to online instruction, you may find that there are readings from their textbooks or other library resources that your students need to be able to complete your course successfully.
The library can scan materials for you to post to your Canvas. Please fill out the attached form and email it to Brianna Hawkins (email@example.com). This will give her the needed information to start working on your materials.
Please note that each scan will start with a standard copyright statement that must be retained as part of the post. These materials must be placed within Canvas and not distributed directly to students. Restricting access to the materials to a protected site, strengthens the fair use argument.
Each item scanned will contain on the first page:
Articles you may need may be available within the library's databases. If that is the case, we will provide you with a link to that resource instead of scaning it. This will allow us to comply with licensing agreements as well as copyright.
It may be that a resource is available in an institutional repository for free. If we locate it that way, we will forward you a link to that resource.
Copyright law gives creators the exclusive rights for:
Section 107 of Copyright Law provides exceptions to those exclusive rights better known as fair use. Fair Use provides that materials may be used without permission for the purposes of:
However, each use must be considered using four factors to determine if that use is fair. All four factors are considered as a whole with no one factor weighing more than another.
This two-page checklist was developed by Kenneth Crews, a well-known and respected copyright expert. Using the checklist and retaining it for work that an individual wishes to use either online or in the classroom, demonstrates that the individual is aware of copyright and has attempted to make a fair use analysis for his use. This helps to protect the individual from perceived copyright violations.
Keep in mind that a new analysis must be done for repeated uses of the same materials or new uses of it. Repeated use is generally not considered fair.