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 make textbooks electronically available under free open copyright licenses as part of the broader open educational resources movement.

Topics:

The Library Publishing Landscape for E-Textbooks
This presentation explores the current landscape for academic libraries’ involvement in publishing e-textbooks, focusing on the Open Access textbook pilot project currently in place between OSU Libraries and Press and the OSU Extended Campus. Participants will learn about challenges and gain some takeaways to assist in investigating their own partnerships.

Student-Funded Textbook Initiative at Kansas State University
For two years, the Student Governing Association at Kansas State University has been the primary funder of the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative. This project awards stipends up to $5,000 to K-State faculty to develop an alternative to the traditional print textbook. To date, awards totaling $96,250 have been made. Over the next year, it is projected that over 12,000 students in 20 courses will not have to buy textbooks in these courses saving students nearly $1,000,000. Of course, every year each open textbook continues to be used these numbers will increase incrementally. This presentation will cover student/library funding of the project, faculty/library collaboration in the initial proposal and initiative, assessment goals, and more recently, interest in the initiative on the part of the president and provost of the university.

Using Open Resources to Expand Access to Education
Boundless began by offering students affordable textbooks created from open educational resources, helping students save money. Today, the company has grown to serve the entire educational ecosystem by curating, creating, and publishing a range of open content. Using open licensing allows Boundless to serve everyone from students to educators to authors by making it simple to access, share, and customize the resources within its platform. This presentation will discuss the benefits of using open licenses in expanding access to education.

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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, rm 314

This webinar explores the notion of just what an electronic textbook is. Are e-textbooks an interactive “courseware” website, an application for mobile devices and tablets, or self-contained digital files? Or is there a place for all of these and if so, how do they fit together and combine with a course syllabus?

Topics and speakers are:

Advocating for Change: Open Textbooks and Affordability – Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education, Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)

Open Your Books and Turn to Page 10: Getting Students to Use Their E-Textbooks – Reggie Cobb, Biology Instructor, Nash Community College

A Proof of Concept Initiative: The Internet2/EDUCAUSE Etextbook Pilots – Monica Metz-Wiseman, Coordinator of Electronic Collections, University of South Florida Libraries

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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 as current information on educational opportunities here on campus.

Check out this guide if you have questions about the fair use in education or are interested in protecting your own rights when publishing your research in academic journals.

Fair Use Guide: http://guides.lib.umassd.edu/fairuse

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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  |  12pm ET.  The third in a series of webinars focusing on open access, copyright, and fair use.  Co-sponsored by ASERL, Boston Library Consortium, California Digital Library, CIC Center for Library Initiatives, Greater Western Library Alliance, Triangle Research Libraries Network, and Washington Research Library Consortium.

More information about this webinar is available here:  http://bit.ly/1m5AMIB

Questions?  Please email: fairuse@umassd.edu

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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

So if we’re confused about copyright, what about our students? How do we help them think critically about using copyrighted materials in their classroom assignments when we’re not even sure ourselves? This webinar will describe current fair use analysis and provide a framework to guide students in making sound decisions about using copyrighted material in their work.

See the full description here:
http://www.blc.org/news/webinarhelpingstudentsmakesenseoffairuse

Questions?  Please email: fairuse@umassd.edu

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Webinar: Copyright & Fair Use 101

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Copyright & Fair Use in Higher Ed Presentations (9/20)

Click the link below to view the presentations by Marilyn Billings & Laura Quilter, recorded on 9/20/13. Links to the presentation files are located below the video.

 Watch the Presentations

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How Fair is Fair Use? Issues from the Front Lines of Copyright, Scholarly Communication, and Open Education

Copyright & Fair Use are hot topics today with recent court cases in the news.  It’s also a topic that brings feelings of confusion and frustration over what we can and can’t do in a digital age.

Please join us with your questions and concerns for a presentation and discussion by Marilyn Billings and Laura Quilter from UMass Amherst Libraries about scholarly communication, open education, and fair use interpretations of course materials, electronic reserves, streaming videos, and what you can include in myCourses.

Do you have specific questions for the speakers that you would like addressed at this session?
Please post your questions using the Comments feature just below this posting.

We hope you will join us for a lively discussion about a topic that affects all of us!

Friday, September 20, 2013, 10:00AM-1:00PM in the Claire T. Carney Library’s Grand Reading Room

Marilyn Billings: http://www.library.umass.edu/marilyn-billings/

Laura Quilter: http://www.library.umass.edu/laura-quilter/

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