Copyright, contracts, and using Gleeson databases

We hope you are learning a lot during Fair Use Week and feeling empowered to create and innovate. Fair use is your right and works together with copyright law. The Association of Research Libraries Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries (2012) points out that “without fair use and related exceptions, copyright would create an unconstitutional constraint on free expression” (p. 6). An important third factor is the contracts that Gleeson Library signs with vendors to provide electronic databases to you. Those contracts, or licenses, guide how you can use the database contents and, in general, take precedence over fair use guidelines.

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O’Reilly-Safari: new look, more books

Enhance your learning on the new O’Reilly-Safari platform. Gleeson Library | Geschke Center now brings you unlimited access to their Academic Catalog: over 48,000 books, videos, case studies, learning paths, and content from O’Reilly conferences, from beginner to advanced. Read online or download to their app for offline use. You might know O’Reilly-Safari for its … Continue reading O’Reilly-Safari: new look, more books

2019 Library Database and Journal Cancellations

In December, the Library notified faculty of our preliminary plans for database and journal cancellations for the coming fiscal year. This will mark the fifth consecutive year that the Library’s budget has been cut, and each cut necessitates increasingly significant cancellations for the Library and the faculty & students whom we support. Two years ago, … Continue reading 2019 Library Database and Journal Cancellations