Playing with Technology

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. ~Arthur C. Clarke

New way to do copyright clearance

The CCC has a new license model in which the institution pays a yearly fee to CCC and then is surveyed for usage and the CCC distributes fees to publishers. It covers classroom use, course packs, conversion to digital, faculty-to-faculty sharing, faculty-to-student sharing. How do you collect usage information which is not able to be traced to particular faculty or students? Middlebury is a charter member for the new license. Testing this Spring. Middlebury has a popup when a file is uploaded that asks if the work is copyrighted and if so asks for the bibliographic info. This would be a nice feature for Moodle, maybe a module? It needs to pull a report across all courses in Moodle of the copyrighted material.



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