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Information Sciences 514: History of Children's Literature--Media Search and Use Guide (Hoiem): Home

Information related to finding and using media for the Scalar digital publishing assignment for IS514.

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This guide outlines rights issues and search resources for use of digital media such as images and video in the Scalar assignments for Liz Hoiem's LIS 514 class. If you have questions about anything on this guide, please contact Dan Tracy or use your course Moodle forum to ask questions there.

For information about more general primary and secondary research resources for LIS 514, please see the main guide for this course:

Another Option: Digitize It Yourself!

If an item you are interested in only exists in print, or if it is a public domain item but the digital copy you are accessing has a restrictive license attached that you would not want to comply with (such as requiring permission for the item even though out of copyright), you also have the option of digitizing it for use yourself using a library copy or another legally obtained copy. If the item is not in the public domain you will still need to do a fair use assessment as described in the tab of rights and permissions. If our library has a copy, you have the following options:

  • Digitize the item using the scanners in the library. In particular you can go to the Scholarly Commons  for help with digitization using high quality scanners. This may be the best option if you have an on campus group member, because the image quality will be best.
  • DocExpress--Distance students (e.g., enrolled as Leep students) can request a scan of articles or short sections of books if the item only exists in print format in the library. This could include a scan of a section with images you want to use. Be sure to follow the instructions in the distance learner's guide to be sure you get this service for free as a distance student.


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Daniel Tracy
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(217) 300-8439