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Scholarly Communication: Faculty

Find help with scholarship, publishing and teaching using your own content and that of others. These topics include: copyright and fair use, open access, author rights, preservation of and access to your creative work.

Special Alerts for Spring 2020 Online Teaching

Putting Copyrighted Material Online

Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research

This statement from copyright specialists in higher education is meant to provide clarity for U.S. colleges and universities about how copyright law applies to the remote teaching and research. It will enable you to make ethical and legal choices about copyright issues in online teaching in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.  

Useful Webinars (live and recorded)

  • "Yes, you can scan that textbook" - March 17, 2020 at 2P EST

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  • ACRL Copyright for Campus Closures: Exploring the Copyright Issues around Moving Instruction and Reference Online - March 20, 2020 at 2P EST

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Online Copyright Assistance

Disclaimer:  This website is meant for informational purposes only and should not be relied on as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney.


"Scholarly communication is the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use." - Association of College and Research Libraries

Librarians can assist researchers navigating the scholarly communication system through every step of the way. Consult this handy glossary from the University of Central Florida for terminology that is used in conversations about scholarly communication.


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