UMass Libraries Copyright & Information Policy Education Program
The UMass Libraries offer educational consultations, workshops, departmental meetings, and guest lectures about copyright and other information law issues that may affect research and teaching. We also provide fact sheets, online reference, and learning materials about copyright.
Copyright Resources at UMass
- The Copyright & Information Policy Librarian holds office hours by appointment. Contact email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
- Workshops: Librarians offer numerous workshops on a range of topics relating to copyright and author rights.
- Guest Lectures: Laura Quilter guest lectures on a variety of information law topics.
- Copyright Reference & Research: On this website, we provide basic fact sheets and tutorials about copyright. See in particular:
- Fair Use: Overview, more detailed explanation, and checklists and other best practice guides.
- Publishing: Negotiating your publishing contracts, understanding how open access protects authors, and more about author rights and agreements.
- Grad students: Should I register my copyright? and Can I include my published paper in my dissertation or thesis?
- Public Domain: How do I know if a work is in the public domain? How does the Library celebrate Public Domain Day?
- For further research, major copyright treatises and references are available for reference in the Scholarly Communication Dept., 19th floor, Du Bois Library. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.