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Scholarly Communications: Welcome

Includes information on Copyright, Creative Commons, Fair Use, Public Domain, Open Access Resources and More.


The purpose of this library guide is to provide a basic understanding of Affordable Learning/OER, Copyright, Public Domain, Fair Use, Creative Commons, and navigating Teaching Online. Read through the materials to gain skills for employing copyright while learning, creating, and educating.

We understand that copyright and similar topics can be difficult to comprehend due to multilayer situational problems, legal jargon, and hypothetical questions. In response, everything in this library guide aims to be written in plain language and strives to provide an easy and productive learning space.

As always, this library guide does not serve as legal advice.


If you have a particular question or situation that needs to be discussed, please reach out to Virginia Cononie.