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Online Resources & Ethics of Information Use in Higher Education

Presentation on the use of online resources by community college libraries in the United States. Includes a discussion of the ethics of information use with a particular emphasis on copyright.
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Stephanie Roach

on 7 May 2015

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Transcript of Online Resources & Ethics of Information Use in Higher Education

Online Resources for Higher Education
& Ethical Use of Information

Who & how we serve
Online services
Online resources
Challenges to discovery and access of online resources
Ethics of information use
Overview

Articles from academic journals, magazines, or newspapers
Ebooks or audio books
Images, video, or film
Databases
Intellectual Property
Copyright
Fair Use
Creative Commons
Public Domain
Ethics & Use of Information
Stephanie Roach, MLIS
Digital Resources Librarian
roachs@smccd.edu

Thank you!
Who:
Students, staff, and faculty

Where:
At the library in person and virtually
Phone, text, email, online chat
Online courses
Social media

Who & how we serve...
Other Ethical Issues
Challenges
The learning curve:
Student assumptions, preferences, and mindset

Technical difficulties:
Multiple tools are cumbersome to manage,
not all product vendors will work with competitors, and content & technology changes on a regular basis

Bound by law:
Licenses restrict use of resources, DRM (Digital Rights Management) can block library or student access, & use guidelines are sometimes specific and actionable
Services
Consultations & research assistance
Teaching workshops & orientations
Teaching credit courses that meet graduation requirements for "information competency"
Librarians dedicated to providing technical & digital services (improving user experience in search, discovery, & access)
Free access to expensive content from on & off campus
We provide assistive technology for students with disabilities & partner with our office for Disabled Students, Programs & Services
Librarian curated / created
Digital learning objects
Research guides
Web pages
Plagiarism
Digital divide & other socio-economic aspects
Systemic inequity regarding online information & information systems
Censorship & Intellectual Freedom
Online privacy, web personalization, & security
Net neutrality / Open internet
*3945 full time equivalent* (Fall 2013)
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