Copyright Clearance Services
Copyright clearance services at the Sylvania library provides assistance with copyright and fair use issues for faculty and staff. Have a question about copyright? Call us at 971-722-4441 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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College funds for copyright permissions requiring payment are currently not available; however, permissions can often be obtained without charge. Questions? Call or email Lynda Noland, Copyright and Reserves Specialist. Lynda will help in any way she can.
The Library will try to obtain copyright permissions for course reserves, bulletin boards, coursepacks, Desire2Learn spaces and anything that needs copyright clearance. You will be notified if permissions have been granted, need to be purchased, or if another source can be recommended such as linking to an article in a library subscription database. When in doubt, ask us.
A coursepack is a packet of materials designed to be used in a class, often in place of a textbook. Coursepacks can contain articles, chapters of books, faculty-created content. Although coursepacks require some up front planning from faculty, they have a number of benefits. They allow faculty added freedom and creativity in course design. They are usually substantially less expensive than textbooks and support the school’s sustainability efforts because they can be printed on demand. They can also be produced to be used by students with vision impairments. The Library strives to make the production process easy to use. Follow these simple steps to create and distribute a printed coursepack. Electronic coursepacks follow steps one and two:
- Identify the material you want to use – one term in advance if possible and contact Lynda Noland email@example.com for more complete information about the process of creating a course pack.
- Deliver the materials to Lynda Noland at the Sylvania library. Materials can be in electronic or print format.
- The library will investigate copyright clearance. If permissions are granted, an electronic version of the coursepack will be prepared.
- Find out more about this service by contacting Lynda Noland 971-722-4441.