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Open Educational Resources & Library Materials: Copyright Resources

A guide to finding open access and licensed library material for use in courses

Public Domain

Digital Copyright Slider (http://librarycopyright.net/resources/digitalslider/)

  • Easily determine if material you want to use is in the public domain yet.

When U.S. Works Pass into the Public Domain (http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm)

  • A chart to help you determine when works become public domain from the University of North Carolina.

Fair Use

Copyright & Fair Use (http://hartness.vsc.edu/facccvservices/copyrightccv)

  • Hartness Library's basic copyright information and fair use FAQ.

Copyright Crash Course (http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/distguid.html)

  • Educational fair use guidelines for distance education from the University of Michigan.

Fair Use (ALA) (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/copyright/copyrightarticle/whatfairuse)

  • Outlines basic information about fair use and guidelines.

U.S. Copyright Office: Fair Use (http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html)

Basic information about fair use.

Creative Commons & Copyright Licenses

Copyright Basics Video
(http://www.copyright.com/content/cc3/en/toolbar/education/resources/copyright_basics1.html)

  • Comprehensive video about copyright and fair use from the Copyright Clearance Center.

Copyright Clearance Center (https://rightscentral.copyright.com/)

  • Get information about obtaining copyright for your original works.

7 Things You Should Know About Creative Commons
(http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7023.pdf)

  • EDUCAUSE guide to using Creative Commons licensed material.

About Creative Commons Licenses (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/)

  • Learn how to add a Creative Commons License to materials our resources you have created and about how you can use materials with a variety of different CC licenses.

Using Creative Commons Licensed Material in Your Classroom
(http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/using-creative-commons-licensed-material-in-your-classroom/23871)

  • Article from the Chronicle of Higher Education.