- A guest post by Gizelle Rodriguez
The Learning Commons houses a huge collection of Audio and Ebooks that cater to all age groups and are easily accessible on your personal mobile devices. Subject areas range from Popular Fiction to NonFiction, Mysteries, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Biographies, etc. We even have Lonely Planet Travel guides in ebook format that will aid you in your worldwide travels all at the tip of your fingers. A few initial steps of setting up your device and you will have a variety of digital and audio books to choose from. We are subscribers to Overdrive and Follett and these house the majority of our digital collections. In addition to these platforms, we have other digital subscriptions for ebooks and audiobooks such as TumbleBookCloud and AudioBookCloud (ABC). Visit us at our website to check out our collection and choose from a variety of ebook platforms, instructions on how to set up your device and access your passwords via our Google doc and begin your digital reading experience at ASB. Or better still visit us while you are at school and we will help you with a quick tour of library e-resources and help you set up your device for a world of reading pleasure.
- A guest post by Gizelle Rodriguez
Just as Patent Laws protect the rights of people who have inventions, processes and techniques under their name. The act of copyright is extended to an individual/s whose " original works of authorship is expressed in a tangible medium of expression,that means the work created in the mind is now available in tangible form - a book, a script, an art work or ... it is a work that can be perceived, reproduced or otherwise communicated either directly or with an aid of a device or machine. Just like you own a "car" and have rights over your property, similarly authors have rights over their "Intellectual property"
Copyright is extended to creators of ;
1. Literary works,
2. Musical and sound recordings with or without words
3. Dramatic works
4. Pantomimes & Choreographic works
5. Pictorial, graphic, sculptural and architectural works
The copyright holders have the
The fair use doctrine of a copyrighted work is not copyright infringement. Fair use explicitly applies use of copyrighted work for criticism, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research purposes, the defense is not limited to these areas. The Act gives four factors to be considered to determine whether a particular use is a fair use. Exercise your critical thinking skills to defend the Fair Use Doctrine. Ask whether the material that you have used is
An Example: A professor would like to scan texts that includes unplublished and published materials including original manuscripts and post to the course website several complete poems from an anthology so that students may examine and critique style development.
Is this fair use of Information texts? Use the 4 reasons to decide if it's fair use
Wikipedia contributors. "Copyright Act of 1976." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 7 Jul. 2015. Web. 21 Sep. 2015.
Yale University Library Electronic Library Initiatives & Information Technology Services, October 2003. Guidelines only, see http://www.library.yale.edu/eli/copyright
I'm Heeru Bhojwani, Information Curator & Coach/ Librarian at the American School of Bombay. I appreciate the value of teamwork and global interaction with learning. I believe that education is the only important element in raising the bar of human existence and quality of life. In an evolving role of a librarian, I understand that strong work ethics, flexibility and enthusiasm are keys to the success of our evolving new role of a librarian in the web 3.0 or 4.0 world. Through this blog I intend to share my thoughts, views or tools that I come across in my journey.