|Role of Librarians|
Libraries manage, store and disseminate many information resources for campus communities in support of the university's curriculum. Rod Library's information resources are a combination of print and electronic formats. Rod Library will send print books and copies of articles (subject to U.S. copyright law) to distance learners who request materials. Distance learners can request books and articles through the Rod Library’s Library Services for Distance Learners website. In recent years, the library has acquired more full text information through licensed databases, ejournals and ebooks. Additional library services to distance education students include course reserves and interlibrary loan services.
Negotiators of Licenses for Campus Databases and
Library Course Reserves Services
Library Interlibrary Loan Services
Fair Use Provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law
The U.S. copyright law is open to interpretation and there is no absolute "safe" amount of material that can be copied and disseminated using fair use. Each case or situation stands alone where the four fair use factors (purpose, nature, amount, and effect) must be weighed together to determine if the use of a copyrighted work falls under fair use or whether copyright law has been violated.
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