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Creative Commons

http://creativecommons.org/

Creative Commons licenses are the standard for sharing free content online for individual creators, governments, foundations, and academics. CC licenses have changed the way the internet works, providing a core function to some of the largest content platforms on the web. The result is greater access to knowledge and culture for everyone, everywhere.

Open Access Images

Above is a painting by Manet, Dead Toreador, which is downloaded from the National Gallery of Art's Open Access Images website. After registering on their website, you can dowload zip files of images along with each file's metadata and record information. Images on their website (just the open access site) are in the public domain and have little or no copyright restrictions.

Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google Inc., 2013

By far, the most compelling copyright issue to emerge in the digital world has been Google’s legal fight to display snippets from copyrighted books for users conducting internet searches. In 2004 Google announced that it planned to fully digitize 20 million copyrighted books so that users could access snippets for reference purposes. The Authors Guild, an organization consisting of thousands of authors took issue with Google’s book project and sued for copyright infringement in the case, Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google, Inc. (as cited in Zimmerman, 2014, p.1).

Library Anxiety

I just published my first original research article in the journal College & Resarch Libraries, http://crl.acrl.org/. You can read it in the preprint here: http://crl.acrl.org/content/early/2017/03/09/crl17-992.full.pdf+html.

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