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Celebrate Open Access Week with a Screening of “Paywall: The Business of Open Scholarship”

In celebration of Open Access Week, the Scholarly Communications Committee is screening “Paywall: The Business of Open Scholarship” at the library. The documentary “questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the … Continue reading

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The Open Education Initiative at UMass Amherst by Marilyn Billings

The Open Education Initiative at UMass Amherst by Marilyn Billings

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Open Educational Resources by Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education, SPARC

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OER with Shannon L. Jenkins

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Did you know nearly 60% of all students do not purchase a textbook at some point in time? The National Association of College Stores (NACS) says the average college student will spend $655 on textbooks each … Continue reading

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We’ve changed our name….

The Fair Use Committee is now called Scholarly Communications. The Scholarly Communications Committee is a group of librarians and instructional technology staff who are interested in educating its members and the academic community on guidelines and best practices in copyright … Continue reading

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Webinar: Open Textbook Initiatives

Please join us for the following webinar offered by NISO (National Information Standards Organization) and sponsored by the UMass Dartmouth Fair Use Committee. Wednesday, September 17th 1-2:30 Library Viewing room, Room 314 This webinar will focus on the efforts to … Continue reading

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Webinar: Electronic Textbooks: Plug in and Learn

Please join us for the following webinar offered by NISO (National Information Standards Organization) and sponsored by the UMass Dartmouth Fair Use Committee. Webinar: Electronic Textbooks: Plug in and Learn Wednesday, September 10th from 1-2:30 in the Library Viewing room, … Continue reading

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New! Fair Use Guide

Copyright, fair use and author’s rights are hot topics in higher education. The Committee on Fair Use created a new online educational guide to help clarify these important, but often confusing, issues. The guide offers links to relevant best practices and resources, as well … Continue reading

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Webinar: Fair Use Without Fear in the Academy

The Committee for Fair Use would like to invite you to a webinar made available by the Boston Library Consortium on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from Noon – 1:30PM in the Library Room 426. “Fair Use Without Fear in the Academy” — February 18, 2014  … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: Helping Students Make Sense of Fair Use

The UMass Dartmouth Committee for Fair Use would like to invite you to a webinar made available by the Boston Library Consortium on Wednesday, January 15 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Library, room 314. Webinar: Helping Students make Sense of Fair Use … Continue reading

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