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!
Why does open access matter for students? Don’t our students here at USF have access to everything they need through the amazing Gleeson Library? It’s true! Our USF Libraries does a fantastic job of providing all the resources that students need to do their research here and now. But our mission here at USF is to … Continue reading Open Access and Students
Happy Open Access Week! As part of the University of San Francisco’s open access efforts, we are very excited to announce the summer 2017 launch of the International Journal of Human Rights Education (IJHRE). This journal is an independent double-blind peer-reviewed open-sourced online journal housed at the University of San Francisco in partnership with the … Continue reading International Journal of Human Rights Education (IJHRE)
The first week of the fall semester is especially hectic for Janet Carmona, Reserves Coordinator at the Gleeson Library. “It’s a busy time because students don’t have their books yet, so while they wait for their purchased books to arrive, they use course reserves,” she says. “I like that it saves students textbook costs and … Continue reading Janet’s Job: Course Reserves at Gleeson
Update: The California State Legislature has amended AB2880, removing all copyright-related provisions from its text. We will keep you updated if anything changes. Thank you all for your efforts in making this happen! —————————————— Every summer, my parents would pack up the car and we would take the long drive from Orange County to Yosemite. We spent a … Continue reading Public records should be public.