Happy Open Access Week! The University of San Francisco will be holding three events for international Open Access Week: Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge. How to publish in open access venues with CRASE: Fear and Open Access in Demystifying the New Publishing Landscape Tuesday, October 23 at 2:30pm Gleeson Library Electronic Classroom Room 139 … Continue reading Happy Open Access Week!
My name is Deepshika Verma and I am an International Studies major here at USF, with a minor in Health Sciences. I hope to go into the public health in the future as a result! I am super passionate about advocacy, an avid sports fan (Go Giants!), and also a student performer (been dancing my … Continue reading Student Post: #TEXTBOOKBROKE Student Survey for Open Education
How much is your textbook? Is it too much? This year, Gleeson Library is working to address the cost of textbooks and its impact on student learning. We’re celebrating Open Education Week and making moves! We’ve hired an Open Education Student Assistant, Deepshika Verma, modeled on the SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellowship, to do research … Continue reading Open Education Week 2018: #textbookbroke #OEWeek
When do you most frequently encounter copyright law? Is it when you click on a YouTube video and you find — uh oh — that it’s been taken down at the request of the owner? In fact, we use an important part of our copyright law every day when we engage in “criticism, comment, news … Continue reading Fan Fiction and Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2018
Last week, the Coalition for Responsible Sharing brought pressure on ResearchGate for hosting material under copyright by publishers. In some ways, this is no different from Sony Music putting pressure on YouTube to take down copyrighted content – while YouTube might not have put up that video of a baby dancing to a Prince song, … Continue reading Academic Take Down Notices and Author Rights: Understanding what’s happening with ResearchGate right now
Happy Open Education Week! Open Education Week is an international celebration of the hard work and success stories behind the idea of “free and open sharing in education.” For many students, this is a no-brainer: Textbooks are expensive! So expensive, in fact, that many students don’t buy them, which has a real impact on classroom … Continue reading Happy Open Education Week!
What is fair use? Fair use is a part of copyright law, and describes how ownership over copyright is limited in order to benefit our society. It’s what allows teachers to use materials in the classroom, artists to remix to create new works, and comedians to parody the news. What is Fair Use Week? Fair … Continue reading Celebrate Fair Use Week!