Information: Librarians are prepared to direct instructors to information sources about copyright guidelines and the fair use of copyrighted materials for academic purposes. See the Find a Subject Specialist directory to locate the contact info for the librarian liaison to your academic department or discipline.
Copyright Advice: Although happy to help facilitate the use of library resources, librarians cannot interpret the law or otherwise advise instructors about whether a particular use of copyrighted material is legal in a particular context.
Library Resources as Course Materials (Library Guide for Faculty)
Information about how to link library resources to course materials such as syllabi or class session documents in Canvas.
Tulane University Copyright Notice
Guidelines for Copyright (Tulane IT)
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic & Research Libraries (ARL)
Copyright Information Center (Cornell)
- Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the US
Copyright and Fair Use (Stanford)
Europeana Public Domain Calculation
Orphan Works: Statement of Best Practices (Society of American Archivists)
Creative Commons licenses give everyone from individual creators to large institutions a standardized way to grant the public permission to use their creative work under copyright law.