This guide outlines rights issues and search resources for use of digital media such as images and video in the digital publishing assignment LIS 503 class. If you have questions copyright issues in this guide, please contact Copyright Librarian Sara Benson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please use the designated course forum in Canvas to ask technical questions.
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: