Copyright Q & A
Copyright Help at WWU
The library is the Copyright Office for Western Washington University. We can help you with Copyright questions. And we can help you make resources available to your students.
The Western Libraries has put in place procedures to assure that instructors who use supplemental readings in their courses are leveraging the libraries’ extensive electronic and print collections to reduce costs for both their departments and students. Our membership in the Orbis-Cascade Alliance, and the buying power that comes with it, has significantly expanded access to electronic content for all disciplines over the last few years.
For you, the best part is that we’ll do all the leg work for you. We’ll find the electronic content that duplicates your dog eared photocopies. We’ll determine how to achieve copyright compliance. We’ll put the content up through our e-reserves gateway which in turn reduces your culpability for posting to Blackboard or your personal web pages that may exceed fair use. See Course Readings - Guideline for Faculty and Staff (http://library.wwu.edu/course_related_materials).
For questions about copyright, please contact Michael Lorenzen (email@example.com).