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Fair Use Week at UVM Libraries

Friday, February 17th, 2017

UVM Libraries Celebrate Fair Use Week! February 20- 24th

What is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week?

By Jeanene Light of the Dana Medical Library

Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use in the United States and fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions. Under these terms, copyrighted materials are allowed use without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances. Fair use is one of the traditional safety valves intended to balance the interests of copyright holders with the public interest in the wider distribution and use of creative works by allowing certain limited uses that might otherwise be considered infringement.

While students, faculty, librarians, journalists, and all users of copyrighted material employ fair use and fair dealing on a daily basis, Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week celebrates this important right.

How do you determine fair use in your research or education?

To determine if a use is “fair use”, there are typically four factors used to evaluate the work in question. Read more and find more information, about these four factors at the University of Texas Libraries website page on Fair Use. Also learn about Fair Use in a Day in the Life of a College Student in the poster below.

Contact Jeanene Light at 656-0521 with questions about Fair Use Week at UVM.


Citation Manager Workshops, Spring 2017

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Student studying

Come learn about tools that can help you to keep track of research materials, collaborate with classmates and colleagues, take notes, format citations, and create bibliographies for papers in a variety of styles. All workshops are one hour and are free and open to UVM students, faculty, and staff. No registration is required.


Introduction to Zotero

Learn how to keep track of research materials, organize note-taking, and format citations and bibliographies using this easy-to-master, open-source solution.

Location: Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators: Daisy Benson & Daniel DeSanto.

• Wednesday, Jan. 18 @ 1pm
• Tuesday, Jan. 31 @ 1:15pm
• Wednesday, Feb. 1 @ 2pm
• Wednesday, Feb. 8 @ 12pm
• Friday, Feb. 17 @ 1pm
• Monday, March 6 @ 2:30pm

Contact Daisy Benson (daisy.benson@uvm.edu) to arrange for a customized workshop on Zotero for your class, lab, or other group.


EndNote Workshops

Learn how to use EndNote (a software program) to keep track of research information, organize notes, and insert citations into your papers.

Location: Bailey/Howe Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitator: Laurie Kutner

• Wednesday, Jan. 25 @ 3:30pm
• Tuesday, Feb. 7 @ 3pm
• Friday, Feb. 17 @ 9:30am
• Monday, Feb. 27 @ 3:30pm
• Thursday, March 30 @ 3pm

Additional EndNote workshops can be scheduled upon request. Send requests to Laurie Kutner (laurie.kutner@uvm.edu).


Introduction to Mendeley

Come learn about Mendeley, a free reference manager that helps to organize your research, collaborate with colleagues, create in-text citations and bibliographies, and discover new research.

Location: Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators: Graham Sherriff

• Thursday Jan. 19 @ 1:30pm
• Tuesday Jan. 31 @ 4:30pm
• Tuesday Feb. 14 @ 2:45pm
• Thursday March 2 @ 4:30pm
• Tuesday March 21 @ 1:30am
• Tuesday April 4 @ 2:45pm

Contact Graham Sherriff (graham.sherriff@uvm.edu) to schedule one-on-one consultations or on-demand workshops.

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