Why music and creativity are worth sharing.
Sharing ideas, and music or creative content, isn’t complicated. And you can cover off your copyright. There are advantages for your academic career, as well as the pleasure of knowing that there is a wide audience enjoying your output.
Continue reading Creative licence: you’ve got the whole world in your hands.
You like the idea of as many people as possible being able to access, use and cite your work. This means getting your ideas out there quickly, so Open Access (OA) publishing is the model for you.
Visibility is what it’s all about: for your ideas, as well as your researcher profile and your career. Continue reading It’s all about impact. Open Access and signing that publishing deal.
There are a number of statutory licences and exceptions that exist under the Australian Copyright Act that allow us to use other people’s material for educational purposes, without having to seek the permission of the copyright owner. However, these licences and exceptions can be tricky to apply and can limit what can be done with the material – not to mention that we pay for uses under the statutory licences.
Continue reading Easy ways to manage copyright
Good academic practice includes understanding how you can utilise other people’s material in your lessons and the practical alternatives available when you are stuck. This makes copyright fundamental to what you do.
Many people cringe at hearing the word and that is understandable as copyright can be tricky. However, copyright principles can also be simple and in most cases educators can do a lot more than they realise.
Learn more about Copyright by downloading the “Copyright and Education slides .
This presentation sets out the basics – it explains what copyright is and talks about the special provisions that exist in Australia to enable educational institutions to use other people’s copyright material without having to seek permission. It also includes some smart tips on managing copyright in the digital age.
Written by Sylvie Saab, Executive Information Policy Officer, Library