MAKING IT EASIER
It's easy to become confused and concerned about whether the way in which copyrighted materials are used falls within accepted guidelines.
The University Library has made it easier to access and use copyrighted materials in a protected way.
"We offer access to thousands of electronic journals so that our faculty and students can search and use information safely," Sandra Millard, University Libraries, said.
Because the University has licensed the material, students have access to full-text documents and electronic images that "they just can't get to from search engines like Google.com," she said.
The Library has arranged subject guides by discipline in the "Subject Guide" area of the Library's web site
"Information listed here is licensed for use by the University community," Millard said. Since the University has paid the appropriate licensing fees, UD users can read and link to massive amounts of copyrighted information without paying any additional fees.
The guides reduce the confusion about how specific materials can and can't be used and eliminate the time-consuming process of obtaining permission or paying fees to use copyrighted materials. The guides provide uncomplicated access to licensed materials for University-related projects, research and assignments.
The AccuNet/AP Photo Archive
For example, the Library has licensed permission for the University community to use the AccuNet/AP Photo Archive. This archive is an electronic photo library
[www2.lib.udel. edu/database/ photo.html],
which contains half a million images (prints and negatives). The archive includes national and international images that you can download. Most importantly, the archive clearly identifies what you can and can't do with the images that you download.
What you can do
You can use the images in the following ways:
What you can't do
You cannot use the images in the following ways: