HathiTrust Research Center Extends Non-Consumptive Research Tools to Copyrighted Materials

Since 2011 the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) has been developing tools to promote “non-consumptive research” of its 4 billion pages of public domain material—University Librarian John Unsworth has long been a practitioner of text-mining. As a member of the HTRC … Continue reading

Introducing the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation

The following is cross-posted from The Taper, the blog of Copyright and Information Policy at the UVA Library from Brandon Butler, Director of Information Policy. ************ Sep 24, 2018 I’m really excited about this. Today the Association of Research Libraries is … Continue reading

The Library Introduces Aperio Journals—Opening Research to the World!

Imagine an academic environment where publishers don’t charge to process articles, and students never have to pass up a course because textbooks are too expensive. The Library and the University of Virginia Press have joined forces to make the dream … Continue reading

Unpaywall and OAButton Add-ons Put Open Access Research at your Fingertips

Worried about the cost of doing research when the online article you need is protected by a paywall? You’ll be glad to learn you may not have to pay for that article after all. Unpaywall and Open Access Button are … Continue reading

Library Hosts Discussion of Fair Use in Harrison-Small Auditorium, February 27

February 26–March 2 is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, an annual global celebration of the right to use copyrighted material in certain instances without seeking permission. Please join the Library in celebrating your rights, with a panel discussion “The State of … Continue reading

New Report Underscores Urgency of Adopting a Fair Use Code for Software Preservation

Last fall, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced it was awarding a grant to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to develop a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation. The code is necessary because without clarification … Continue reading

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation coming in 2018

Our cultural heritage is in danger. Not only are digital files decaying, the software that was created to access older files is often out of print and in need of preservation. There are limits, however, to what institutions like UVA … Continue reading

New! LibraOpen Offers a World of Options for Promoting UVA Scholarship

The University of Virginia’s scholarly repository, Libra, is expanding! Now there’s LibraOpen, the newest addition to Libra’s suite of open access services, offering more options for getting your scholarship out to the public. LibraOpen now accepts a broad range of … Continue reading

The Library Releases New Video Explaining Fair Use!

If you think copyright laws were enacted so authors and their publishers can control the public’s use of their work and make themselves rich, think again. The U.S. Constitution empowers Congress to give authors and inventors an “exclusive right” to … Continue reading

Brandon Butler Suggests Simple Guideline for Celebrating Fair Use Week

Are you hesitant to use that great picture you found to illustrate a blog post, or worried that quoting too much from an article in your term paper violates copyright? The Library’s Director of Information Policy, Brandon Butler, has some … Continue reading