This web site is intended to help keep the Duke community informed about developments in scholarly communications, including the application of copyright law and its exceptions to teaching and research. The Association of College and Research Libraries has a useful definition of scholarly communications and a summary of the important issues.

The heart of the web site is a blog which will be regularly updated with information about developing issues, policy debates and proposed solutions. There are also some more stable web pages linked along the top of the site and at scholarworks.duke.edu to help members of the Duke community learn about the issues and get help with services from library and other university staff.

Duke’s Office of Copyright & Scholarly Communications supports Duke’s research, teaching, and service mission by providing guidance for faculty, students, and staff in matters relating to the dissemination and use of knowledge. Staff are available for individual consultations and to offer workshops and presentations; they also serve as a resource on local and national policy in order to help the Duke community stay informed and involved with the changing landscape for scholarly work and publication.

If you have comments or suggestions, please contact staff of the Office of Copyright & Scholarly Communications at scholarworks@duke.edu


8 thoughts on “About”

  1. Do you know of someone with similar expertise in Canadian Copywrite law? I teach at a Canadian college, and would be interested in expanding my knowledge about legislation and case law applicable in Canada

  2. Yes, prof. Michael Geist, from Ottawa Uni. — search the web for this contact details

    good luck

    pedro paranaguá

  3. Hello,

    I have read Kevin Smith’s and several other opinions on the UCLA AIME case and its appeal. Some questions arise in my mind that may help other institutions formulate (or emulate) UCLA. Were the streams only available to a class by staff putting the link in courseware or some other web space accessible only by the class, or are there links in their catalog which require authentication (e.g. EZProxy) prior to watching the stream? And, is this case indicating that streaming is ok only for online classes or does it apply to face to face and blended classes? Many thanks!

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