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Breeze Into Summer Courses with Copyright Support through UCF Libraries

Summer is nearly here! As faculty work to develop online courses for the summer semester, questions may arise about copyright and fair use. Common questions about online classes and copyright include:

  • Can I scan a book chapter and post it in Canvas?
  • Am I allowed to add a PDF journal article to Canvas that I downloaded from UCF Libraries?
  • Can I link to a YouTube video?

Whether you have a question about journal articles, e-books, or streaming video, UCF Libraries is available to assist you with any copyright, fair use, or licensing questions that you have.

The Office of Scholarly Communication offers a variety of resources and services to help you navigate the complexities of copyright in your online courses. Visit the website for more information about copyright: https://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/scholarly-communication/

If you have questions about copyright and fair use for your summer courses visit UCF Libraries Guide on Academic Resources during COVID-19 Situation: https://guides.ucf.edu/covid/home. It provides excellent resources and copyright clarifications to aid you in this process.

If you have additional questions, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Sarah Norris, is available to provide general guidance to faculty and staff about copyright and transitioning their classes online. For the month of May, Sarah is providing online office hours, Tuesday & Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – Noon. You can also reach her through email or phone.

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Scholarly Communication Workshops

Library Support for Course Materials

Whether you’re teaching online or face-to-face, UCF Libraries provide access to a variety of materials that can support your courses — from journal articles, streaming videos, e-books, and more. But, these materials have a wide variety of access models that are not always evident. In this session, UCF Librarians Sara Duff, Rich Gause, and Sarah Norris will share how to navigate the plethora of resources available to support teaching and learning with a particular emphasis on resources that can be used during remote teaching during emergency circumstances. How to access these materials and ensure they’re accessible by students, as well as copyright and licensing will also be explored in this session. 

Faculty Session: May 28, 2020 – 1:00 -2:00 pm

Copyright and Student Works

Copyright is an important part of student works. As UCF students, they not only use copyrighted content but are also creators of copyrighted content. That’s because when a student writes a research paper, thesis, or dissertation, creates a presentation, or produces any other original and creative work, students own the copyright of those works — without having to apply for copyright. In this session, we will explore copyright as it applies to students and will provide context and recommendations that faculty can use to help foster students to be good stewards of copyright and intellectual property and to aid in ensuring student copyright is protected. 

Open to all: June 16, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Copyright, Fair Use, and Online Teaching During Emergency Circumstances

Sarah Norris, UCF Scholarly Communications Librarian, and Rich Gause, UCF Government Information Librarian, will provide a session on Copyright, Fair Use, and Online Teaching During Emergency Circumstances. This session will be held via Zoom on Thursday, May 7th at 3 p.m. All UCF faculty are welcome to attend. The session will provide a bit of information on fair use (exploring the four fair use factors in depth) and other components that will be helpful as you consider the materials you need when teaching online. 

Specific copyright and fair use questions can be directed to Sarah Norris and Rich Gause ahead of time or during the session. 

Zoom Link for the online session

See also our online guide “Academic Resources during COVID-19 Situation: Copyright Clarifications”

Alice’s Adventures in Scholarly Conversations

Knights we need your help! Our dear friend Alice was doing research on the history of alternate realities and she has gone missing! Can you help us trace her research path and scholarly conversations? Join us February 18-21st on our quest to find Alice. At each event participants will be given a clue to help locate Alice. Collect all four clues for the ultimate prize! Can’t make all four events, no worries! The more events you attend the more prizes you will receive.

Monday, February 18, 10 am – 1 pm: Are you mad enough to join the Academic Alice Search Team?
Stop by the library lobby between 10-1 and take our quiz to see if you have the skills to join our search team! Participants will receive a snack to fuel their search as well as the first clue to finding Alice.

Tuesday, February 19, 10 – 11 am: READ ME: Understanding the Clues all around you.
In this workshop participants will uncover the secret codes embedded in scholarly conversations that can help readers quickly identify the information they need to know, who to trust, & where to start their investigations. Participants will find another clue in our hunt for Alice. Location: RM 235A

Wednesday, February 20, 1:30 – 2:30 pm: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole.
In this workshop participants will discover how to follow the clues to trace a scholarly conversation through time from the beginning to the present and beyond. Participants will receive the penultimate clue in our quest to find Alice. Location: RM 235A

Thursday, February 21, 10 – 11 am: Returning from Wonderland.
When is a tweet as important as a journal article? Does it matter which journal an article is published in? Are books always better? Join us as we explore how the context in which a scholarly conversation happens can provide important clues about who can be trusted and when you are being hoodwinked. The final clue to Alice’s location will be revealed! Location: RM 235A

UCF Faculty Author Series

UCF Faculty Author Series

The John C. Hitt Library, Office of Research, and Faculty Excellence are pleased to announce two upcoming events to be hosted by the Burnett Honors College. The panel sessions described below will highlight the diverse research interests and publishing activities of scholars in the College of Arts & Humanities. We invite you to attend one or both sessions and, since seating in the Honors College reading room in limited to 25, please RSVP by using the link below.

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