The UT Libraries has created an infographic to help users understand what works are in the public domain in the United States. The work was inspired by this blog post and by the Copyright Information Center at Cornell University and their very helpful public domain chart.
Fair Use Week takes place from February 25-March 1. It’s an opportunity to celebrate one of the most important, and yet frequently misunderstood, parts of U.S. copyright law. UT Libraries will be celebrating with a workshop about fair use on Wednesday, Feb. 27th from 12:00-1:00pm in PCL Learning Lab 2.… read more
Last month I talked about all the new content entering the public domain for the first time in twenty years. This month, I want to share some additional resources to consult when trying to find newly public domain materials. Internet Archive – movies collection Center for the Study of the Public… read more
From the U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8: “The Congress shall have Power…to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.” [emphasis mine] January 1, 2019 will mark the first time in… read more
In recognition of Open Education week (March 5-9), the Libraries have created a display to highlight the value of open educational resources at a time when the cost of a college education is at a premium. “Yes, We’re Celebrating Open Education!” will be hosted at the Scholars Commons in the… read more
Fair Use Week starts early at UT Austin. Join us this afternoon for a discussion about fair use in the classroom. We’ll frame the discussion around classroom activities, but the principles are applicable to any fair use evaluation. We’ll also touch on other areas of copyright law that are relevant to instructors. Hope… read more
Open access gets discussed a lot as a potential solution to access issues for scholarly research articles. Copyright and open access are not discussed as frequently for creative scholarship. The UT Libraries will be hosting a panel event and hands-on workshop that aims to tackle that very issue. Please come… read more
Please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 21st at noon in PCL Learning Lab 4 to hear UT Austin iSchool graduate student, Stephen McLaughlin, speak about Sci-Hub and LibGen. There will be plenty of time for discussion, so bring your questions. Sci-Hub and LibGen in Perspective Over the past decade, websites… read more
If you have a question about Texas Data Repository, Texas ScholarWorks, managing your data, copyright, or open access come visit us today (10/18). We’ll be in PCL 3.120 from 10:00am-12:00pm.
This week is Fair Use Week and UT Libraries is participating by hosting a Copyright & Fair Use workshop on Wednesday and by joining in the online discussion via social media. If you want to see everything that is happening around the country this week, please see the Association of… read more