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We provide guides and tools for using materials that were produced by others in your studies, research, creative pursuits, and service activities. We offer guidance to help our academics comply with Copyright and Fair Use laws, as well as retain rights and apply creative commons licenses to their works.
For more information on this topic, see this copyright guide :
Copyright 5 Question Decision Tree
Fair Use Analysis Worksheet
“Be a responsible steward of your intellectual property. Retain vital rights for you and your readers while authorizing publishing activities that benefit everyone by making scholarship more widely available.”
— Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
What can authors do? Librarians are happy to help with the process!
Creative Commons Licenses explained here (and your library can advise as well!)