Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Copyright guide for faculty and students

Copyright at UNCG (http://copyright.uncg.edu/) is tailored primarily for faculty members engaged in classroom teaching and research but also provides resources for university students and staff.

sections on copyright basics, classroom use of copyright-protected material
a step-by-step “fair use” checklist designed to help instructors with classroom content
issues related to scholarly publication
open accesscopyright and plagiarism topics for students

The material is based on questions that frequently come up in a university setting, so there is an emphasis on audiovisual materials, public performance issues, and scholarly communications.

The site does not purport to give specific legal advice but to serve as a resource to help members of the university community make informed choices about intellectual property issues.

Hosted by the Office of the Provost, Copyright at UNCG was developed by an interdepartmental team chaired by David Gwynn, Digital Projects Coordinator for the University Libraries. Team members included Coventry Kessler (Division of Continual Learning), Rosann Bazirjian (University Libraries), Beth Bernhardt (University Libraries), Joel Dunn (Information Technology Services), Lisa Goble (Office of Innovation Commercialization), Michael Jung (Office of the General Counsel), and Michelle Soler (Faculty Teaching and Learning Commons). Significant assistance was provided by Tim Bucknall, Richard Cox, Beth Filar Williams, Christine Fischer, and Mary Krautter in the University Libraries, and also by Bo Bodenhamer in the Office of the Provost.

For additional information, please contact David Gwynn at 336.256.2606 or jdgwynn@uncg.edu.