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We focus on use of materials in teaching and publishing, Fair Use, Creative Commons, author rights, and the Library's Digital Program.
Dartmouth Policies and Guidelines
- 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
- Using Licensed Full Text, Visual & Audio Resources for Education & Research @ Dartmouth
General Policies and Guidelines
- Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries (Association of Research Libraries)
- Cornell University Copyright Information Center: public domain information
- Know Your Copy Rights – What You Can Do (Association of Research Libraries)
- Stanford's Copyright Renewal Database
- Visual Resources Association Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright page provides resources for the use of images
Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study
Fair Use Resources
- Fair Use Checklist (Columbia University Libraries)
- Fair Use legal cases and updates (Stanford University)
Dartmouth Library Services for Course Materials
Librarians in the Scholarly Communication Program offer consultation about your questions, resources and workshops.
- 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 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 place course materials on course web sites. The library does not provide any copyright permissions services to faculty for materials placed on a course web site or on Canvas.
- 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.
Licensing and Permissions
- 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.
- Permission to Publish Request form for Dartmouth Rauner Special Collections
- Securing Permissions for Publications & Presentations