Category Archives: Copyright & Fair Use

Open Access Week 2012

Mark your calendar. Columbia Libraries and Columbia’s Scholarly Communication Program are hosting three free events as part of the global Open Access Week 2012:

Monday October 22, 1:00 pm – Butler Library, Room 523

Your Dissertation: What You Need to Know About Copyright and Electronic Filing


Kenneth Crews, Columbia Copyright Advisory Office

Rob Hilliker, Academic Commons Manager


Tuesday October 23, 11:00 am – Butler Library, Room 523

Bountiful Harvest? Collection-building Opportunities With Open Access


Matthew Baker, Collection Services Librarian, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Pamela Graham, Director of Global Studies and Director, Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research, Columbia University Libraries/Information Services

Megan Wacha, Research and Instruction Librarian for Media and the Performing Arts, Barnard College


Wednesday October 24, 2:30 pm – Butler Library, Room 523

Webcast Screening: Open Access and Your Publications – What’s Copyright Got To Do With It?

The screening is open to Columbia students, faculty, and staff. Web registration for the general public is available at the American Library Association Store here.

Beware of Plagiarizing

Don’t get caught plagiarizing other’s ideas or words. You must differentiate your own thoughts from those that you read in other sources. Make sure to properly cite ideas you rely on to support  your arguments. "But I didn’t know I was plagiarizing …,"  is not an excuse.  For a brief outline on properly documentating your work check out the Library Compass.  



Open Access Week at Columbia


Curious about open access? Eager to negotiate better publishing agreements for your work? Mark your calendar; there’s plenty to learn during the International Open Access Week at Columbia, October 18-24.

Open Access Week is relevant to faculty and researchers from all disciplines at the University. Sessions will include five copyright workshops offered at the Morningside, CUMC, and Lamont campuses.
View the full event line-up!