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This guide covers the ABC's of copyright and fair usage, most specifically in educational settings. We will discuss the meaning and importance of copyright protection; look at resources that highlight the basic do's and don'ts; and point to advisory offices at Teachers College and Columbia University that can advise on the law's complexity.With growing scholarly open source and public domain materials in an unprecedented time of remote learning, we also will explore options for using and leveraging such freely available resources in coursework and research.
On April 15th, 2019, Notre Dame de Paris, arguably the most famous of the Gothic Cathedrals of the Middle Ages, caught fire. Located on Île de la Cité, and a designated World Heritage Site, Notre Dame was built on the ruins of two earlier churches and suffered damage from wars and other serious effects through the centuries. The cathedral was saved during the French Revolution by Napoleon Bonapart who crowned hims...
Seventeen years ago, April 1st, 2004 marks the day when Google launched a limited beta release a new free e-mail service. Google engineer Paul Buchheit created and developed Gmail, initially known under the code name Caribou
Born March 25th, 1900, the eighth and youngest child of the Reverend and Mrs. William James Howard of Washington, D.C., Ruth Winifred Howard was the first African American woman to complete a doctorate in psychology, having researched the development of 229 sets of triplets from their early infancy to 79 years of age. She received her Ph.D, entitled "A Study of the Development of Tr...
On March 11th, 2020 the World Health Organization declared a severe respiratory illness, known as COVID-19, which was caused by a novel coronavirus, to be a pandemic. The virus first appeared in Wuhan, China in December 2019 with symptoms that included fever, cough, headache, fatigue, breathing diff...
Are you looking for historical or current newspaper articles or legal information, including cases, statutes and court rules, regulations, administrative decisions and guidance, secondary sources, briefs, or proposed and enacted legislation?Whether you are interested in databases that pertain to journalism or looking int...
“The forgetting of the history of marginalized groups is both a cause and effect of their marginalization.”-- Susan JacobyThis guide presents select archival resources for students in the class, Histories of Art Education, A&HA 4085 001, taught by Dr. Ami Kantawala, with a focus on archival research of marginalized or
On the steps of the Student Union at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbore, then presidential candidate John F. Kennedy addressed thousands of students on October 14, 1960 to present a novel idea that reflected public service on an international scale. He simply asked,"How many of you who are g...
Why find highly cited articles and authors? Is it helpful to see who has cited you or is writing on the same topic? Or are you just curious about the most cited scholarly journals with a view to publishing your own?A number of databases provide the means of determining where a particular work or author has been cit...
Did you know that the first ever Winter Olympic games were held January 25th through February 4th, 1924 in Chamonix, France where 258 athletes from sixteen countries participated in sixteen contested events for bobsled, curling, figure skating, hockey, military patrol, skiing (cross-country, and jumping), and speed skating? The countries represented were: Austria, Belgium, Canad...