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Faculty Day at K-State Libraries Nov. 7

By Donna Ekart

K-State Libraries will host Faculty Library Day from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. All K-State faculty are invited to attend. Concurrent sessions are offered over the course of the afternoon, structured like a conference and led by library and research experts.

All sessions focus on faculty research and technology needs as well as highlight multidisciplinary resources. Participants are welcome to come for just one session, attend several or stay all afternoon. Registration is not required. A schedule including room locations and full session descriptions is available online.  Continue reading “Faculty Day at K-State Libraries Nov. 7”

Copyright questions? Two K-State resources with answers

Can I use an image from the Web in my term paper?  Do I have to get permission to make an entire video available in my K-State Online course?  Copyright is complicated, but here are some resources that help answer tough copyright questions:

  1. “The Beauty of Some Rights Reserved: An Introduction to Copyright, Publishing and Creative Commons.” Watch this presentation by Molly Kleinman, former copyright specialist and special assistant to the Dean of Libraries at the University of Michigan. Molly visited K-State during Open Access Week, and her presentation and slides help to clarify the complexities of copyright law and highlight the benefits of using works licensed under Creative Commons.
  2. Visit K-State’s Copyright website for an overview of using copyrighted works, how to manage your copyrights, and other copyright issues. Have a specific question? This site features an interactive form to pose your question and get help.

Copyright and Creative Commons presentation Oct. 21

Copyright law is a mess, but Creative Commons offers a workable alternative to finding material you can use in your work without having to seek permission from the author.

If you only have a minute to learn about Creative Commons, watch this great “Why I Love Creative Commons” video by Molly Kleinman, copyright specialist at University of Michigan.

Even better, come to Molly’s presentation, “The Beauty of Some Rights Reserved: An Introduction to Copyright, Publishing and Creative Commons” 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Hemisphere Room, Hale Library. The session is open to all, no registration required.

Illegal filesharing on campus: What you need to know

Sharing copyrighted music, movies, and games is against the law and K-State policy.

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 makes it the responsibility of the university to educate K-Staters about the dangers of illegally sharing files through Peer-2-Peer (P2P) networks.

To help protect K-Staters from lawsuits and to abide by this mandate, K-State’s IT security team created a new website and an informational handout (PDF) to inform students, faculty, and staff.

What is Peer-2-Peer?

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Q/A: Have a copyright question?

Do you need to find out if you can link a website to an English paper due tomorrow? What about downloading music or games? Check out the United States Copyright Office FAQs. If you don’t see the answer to your question, visit the K-State Intellectual Property webpage on Copyright Basics, which includes simple-to-understand tutorials and K-State policies. It also has information on patents; trademarks; logos and images; and how to obtain permission for use.

Questions about copyright and intellectual property issues can be sent to Jeff Gauss, 785-532-4201, jgauss@k-state.edu.

Peer-to-Peer file sharing risks

Since May 2000, K-State policy has prohibited the sharing of music, movies, software, etc via peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing applications like eMule and BitTorrent because of the impact on network performance. This policy and K-State’s position of blocking P2P network traffic at the campus border was bolstered by the recently passed Higher Education Opportunity Act that includes provisions designed to reduce illegal sharing of copyrighted materials through P2P applications on college campuses. Continue reading “Peer-to-Peer file sharing risks”

Five things you should know about IT security at K-State

With the return of tens of thousands of students and arrival of thousands of new students, faculty, and staff, everyone needs to be reminded of the importance of protecting K-State’s information and technology resources. Here are five things about IT security that individuals need to be aware of as the semester begins:

  1. Never give your password to anyone in an e-mail message. Numerous different scam e-mails have been sent to K-Staters over the last eight months trying to trick people into replying with their eID password.  K-State IT support staff will never ask for your password in an e-mail, nor will any legitimate business or organization. If you get such an e-mail, just delete it.
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