Meet the Authors and their Purr-sistent Assistants

Just like many of our readers, the contributing authors of Digital Dialogs have been working remotely for the last few months from our homes. Like many, this transition presented a few challenges. Some challenges were to be expected—like internet connectivity issues, computer … Continue Reading


Help Us Celebrate the Public Domain in 2021

Every year in January, since 2019, a new group of material will have their copyright protection expire and will become part of the public domain. We need your help in deciding what 21 items USF Libraries will digitize to celebrate the public domain in 2021.  Tell us which ones you want scanned! 


USF Libraries Celebrate Fair Use Week

Every day, students, creators, teachers, and consumers benefit from copyrighted material because of the fair use exception in the United States copyright law.  Fair Use Week, February 24 through February 28, celebrates the creative potential and achievements made possible by this powerful exception to copyright law


3D scans and copyright

Copyright law originated with the printed word and many feel that it most easily and accurately applies when dealing with written works.  The digital world has opened new avenues to creators, however, and the concept of copying is expanding from just paper … Continue Reading


Digital Citizenship

What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? Fundamentally, being a good digital citizen reminds us that our digital footprint, or the sum total of information we post and share on the internet, can follow us throughout our lifetime. Photos … Continue Reading


Free to use media for your projects

Imagine you are putting together the slides for a presentation.  Knowing that it is much better to use the slides as dynamic visual aids and not load them with text, you are looking for a picture to help get your point across.  … Continue Reading


Digital Collections Rights Statements

Our online world has made finding information and media easier than ever, but knowing what can be done with that material, legally, isn’t always clear.  U.S. Copyright law and international trade agreements mean that most of the material you may find online … Continue Reading


Celebrating Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2019

Fair Use week, from February 25 to March 1 in 2019, is a community celebration of fair use coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries.  Each day teachers, students, researchers and consumers benefit from copyrighted information because of the fair use exception … Continue Reading


Help Us Celebrate the Public Domain

Digital Scholarship Services at the USF Libraries is planning a celebration of the public domain in January 2019.  We have compiled a list of items in our collections and now we need your help in picking out what we are going to … Continue Reading


Openly Accessible v. Open Access v. Free to Use

Many of the materials released to or shared on the internet today are openly accessible due to the very nature of the internet itself.  This does not mean that they are free from copyright protection or released with any open use provisions.  … Continue Reading


Introduction to Copyright Tutorial Video

Are you starting on a research project where you know you are going to include some material created by someone else?  Or including copyright content in your thesis or dissertation? The library has a new tutorial video that gives an introduction to … Continue Reading