With a looming Course Pack deadline, faculty may have copyright questions. There are legal ways to avoid having to create expensive-for students-to-print course packs. Contact your assigned library liaison for assistance with questions about using copyrighted materials in Blackboard, class handouts, or in course packs.
Librarians can help you use RightFind Academic – Copyright Clearance Center‘s annual academic license. CCC updated their system considerably this summer, and now requires a logon if you intend to use this from off-campus. Librarians can help: verify citations; determine a copyright owner; set up a Course Reserve; or permalink licensed library resources into Blackboard. Please take a look at the Copyright Subject Guide.
If you’re on campus and forgot some “essential something,” call the Library’s Circulation & Course Reserve Desk (616-234-3872) to see if they have one to lend you. The LLC has:
- Laptop computers for on-campus use;
- Cell phone chargers;
- USB battery packs;
- Student supply kit (scissors, pens, notecards, etc.);
- Whiteboard markers (to use on the LLC whiteboards); and,
- TI-84 graphing calculators.
Those items are in addition to the books, video, and textbooks typically found on Course Reserve.
If your textbook isn’t available at the Bookstore, or, you’re waiting for your copy to arrive from an online vendor, don’t fall behind in your assigned reading! Check to see if the Library has a copy of the textbook that you can use in the LLC until yours is available. Check here for a Course Listing – OR – check here for a listing by professor’s name. Most academic departments put one copy of their textbooks onto Course Reserve. If yours isn’t there, ask your professor to place one on Reserve.
Textbooks are not the only titles on Reserve. Often faculty put personal copies of books, or ask that library copies of books and DVDs go to Reserve. Questions? Contact Library Circulation at 616-234-3872, or, take a look at the Course Reserve Subject Guide.
Faculty – contact your assigned library liaison for assistance with questions about using copyrighted materials in Blackboard, class handouts, or, in course packs. There are legal ways to avoid having to create expensive-to-print course packs.
Acquaint yourself with the newest version of our Copyright Clearance Center‘s annual academic license – rebranded as RightFind! Connect on-campus via your IP connected computer, or, off-campus users can create a logon with your GRCC email address and any password you will remember. It’s now easier than ever to print out the CCC compliance information for your Blackboard Permissions folder, or for GRCC ePrint use.
Librarian help: verify citations; determine a copyright owner; set up a Course Reserve; and, permalink licensed library resources into Blackboard. Please take a look at the Copyright Subject Guide.