Copyright and Fair Use are a big part of our academic lives and we encounter it everyday in situations such as: requesting an article through Interlibrary Loan, to putting material on reserve at the library for your class, and to deciding what's appropriate to put on MyCourses, just to name a few ways. The Committee on Fair Use has created this guide to help with the education of these issues as well as to make it as easy as possible to do the right thing.
We are a group made up of librarians, library staff, and instructional designers. Concerns and questions surrounding copyright and fair use drove us to create a group.
To educate the UMassD academic community on guidelines and best practices for implementing fair use of copyrighted works for educational purposes. The committee will keep the UMassD community informed of emerging trends and ongoing legal developments through presentations and sponsorship of educational programs.