The following information and links provide an overview of how the issue of copyright is handled throughout areas of the Library. The site also provides information for faculty, students and staff at Dartmouth on how to begin approaching copyright issues within their own work.
- Dartmouth Copyright Policy
- Guidelines for the Use of Materials for Course Web Sites and Course Reserves
- Dartmouth Digital Library Program Collections: Guidelines for Use, Rights & Permissions, including Take-down Policies & Procedures
Guidelines Used at Dartmouth, from Other Institutions & Organizations
- Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries (Association of Research Libraries)
- Codes of best practices in Fair Use for other situations in teaching and research
- Visual Resources Association Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright page provides resources for the use of images
- Know Your Copy Rights – What You Can Do (Association of Research Libraries)
- Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the U.S. Chart Useful to see if a work is in copyright or the public domain; you do not need to ask permission to use materials in the Public Domain (Peter Hirtle, Cornell University)
- Fair Use (Stanford University)
- Fair Use Best Practices & Related Materials, including Video (Center for Social Media)
- The Library applies Fair Use, section 108 of the Copyright Act, and considers the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries when placing materials on course reserve for instructors. When Fair Use and/or the Code does not apply, the Library will request and secure copyright permission for the material. Library staff will consult with the instructor on alternative access to materials if the copyright permission cannot be obtained or if the permission fees are exorbitant.
Course Web Sites - Canvas and Others
- The library does not provide any copyright permissions services to faculty for materials placed on a course web site or on Canvas. The library staff will advise on the application of fair use for course materials however. Instructors should consult the Guidelines for Online Use of Course Materials to become familiar with the circumstances under which they may, consistent with the Copyright Law, place course materials on course web sites.
- All media projects must be compliant with current Dartmouth policy and Federal copyright rules, laws and regulations.
Photocopying & Scanning
- The Library posts a copyright statement on the self-service photocopiers and scanners throughout the library to alert patrons to the legal uses of photocopied or scanned material.
- Scholarly Communications @ Dartmouth
- Using Full Text, Visual & Audio Resources for Education & Research @ Dartmouth
- Dartmouth Rauner Special Collections' Permission to Publish Request form.
- Securing Permissions for Publications & Presentations
- Stanford's Copyright Renewal Database
- Creative Commons provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists and educators easily label their work with the kinds of uses they want others to be able to make of the work without asking for permission.
- Ask Us! Email, Call or Text
- Barbara DeFelice, Director, Scholarly Communication, Copyright, and Publishing Program
- Jennifer Green, Digital Scholarship Librarian
- Baker.Reserve.Desk@dartmouth.edu / 646-2569 (Reserves for the Baker-Berry, Cook Mathematics, and Sherman Art Library collections)
- Biomedical.Libraries.Reserves@dartmouth.edu / 650-1658
- Feldberg.Circulation@dartmouth.edu / 646-2191
- Jones.Media.Center@dartmouth.edu / 646-2165
- Kresge.Library@dartmouth.edu / 646-3563
- Paddock.Music.Library@dartmouth.edu / 646-3234
Questions about using copyrighted materials in other areas of your work?
Tutorials & Workshops
- Dartmouth College Library Workshops on Copyright and Fair Use
- University of Minnesota Library's "Copyright Basics"
- Crash Course in Copyright (University of Texas - Austin)
- Copyright Tutorials (North Carolina State University)