The Ohio State University Libraries has made significant changes in its copyright educational program in the past several months. The changes began in April when Sandra Enimil started as the Head of the Copyright Resources Center, a new department designed with the purpose of bringing greater outreach to the OSU community on the subjects of copyright and rights management. Along with Sandra, the new Copyright Resources Center includes Shannon Baird, Rights Management Specialist.
Since Sandra’s arrival the Copyright Resources Center has worked to develop a number of improved services to help educate faculty, staff and students about the legal uses of copyrighted materials in their teaching and research. One of the biggest projects so far has been to redesign the Copyright Resources Center website. The goal of this redesign is to improve the quality of information available and make it easier to access.
There are a number of changes in the new version of the website. The pages have been reorganized to deal with specific copyright related topics, such as Fair Use and Author’s Rights. The Fair Use page includes a video that was created in conjunction with the Digital Union as an introduction to the concept of fair use. It is a great resource to use in class as a quick introduction to fair use for students.
There are some additional topics, such as information for Libraries use of copyrighted materials and OSU policies on ownership and using copyrighted works. The new site also includes many more links to online resources for further study. One can also keep up to date with new developments in copyright by following links to the Copyright Corner blog and Twitter feed, @OSUCopyright.
Please take a look at the new page and let us know what you think. Feedback is welcome on both the information included and the design. Is there a topic that you would like to see covered? Let us know by emailing us at email@example.com.
The Copyright Resources Center is always available to answer questions, provide consultations or present workshops. Send us an email or give us a call at 614-688-5849. You can also stop in and visit our new office located in Suite 221 of Thompson Library.
The Copyright Resources Center is here to help the OSU community!