Last Updated: Jul 08, 2020     Views: 26

The Claremont Colleges Library respects the fair use rights of instructors who assign excerpts from library materials, and library best practices recognize the importance of fair use to teaching.

As is explained in the Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research, fair use permits more extensive scanning as part of a legitimate response to a public health emergency, as the one we are currently facing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can post copies of materials in your learning management system for teaching in an online environment (under the Teach Act Section 108) It is recommended you do the following:

  • Copy and share what you think is a limited amount of the copyrighted work
  • Share the materials on a system that is only accessible to students enrolled in your class (i.e. via Sakai or Canvas, Box, Google Drive)
  • Somewhere in the system that you store the materials provide a notice to students that "materials used in connection with the course may be subject to copyright protection".

Additionally, your librarian can help you identify and acquire online access to course materials. We will be reaching out in the next two weeks to notify faculty of availability and options. 

If the materials you need already exist in the library's online collections we advise you to provide a link to the materials using the permanent URL. For more information on using Permalinks in Sakai or Canvas this FAQ.

For further information or support, please contact your Subject Librarian.

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