What's in this Guide?
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This Guide is intended to help clarify copyright issues surrounding the use of online images and provides a list of digital image collections vetted by professional librarians. In addition, it offers search tips and a list of editing programs used by Landmark College faculty, staff, and students. Explore at your leisure and feel free to Ask Us if you have any questions!
A Guide to the Guide:
- Images from the LMC Library - access database images via LMC Library subscriptions
- Copyright free images - find images from open access collections
- Favorites Times Three - select image collections, arranged by subject
- Search strategies - tips for effective and efficient searching
- Choosing relevant images - study images for relevancy, tone, and varying perspectives
- Citations & copyright - study citation examples and copyright information
- Editing images - locate tools for editing and working with images
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In your efforts to use images ethically and legally, you may encounter terms that sound familiar, but their exact meaning is unclear. Here are some definitions from the U.S. Copyright Office that can help:
Legal right of creators to control how their works are used by others. Images may be subject to multiple copyright claims, inclucing claims by artists, photographers, designers, institutions, corporations, or others.
The period of time a work is covered by copyright. The copyright term is limited by copyright law.
A provision in copyright law that allows for the use of copyrighted works under some specific circumstances and for particular purposes such as criticism, comment, scholarship, or research. Fair use is determined by the following four factors:
- the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes
- the nature of the copyrighted work
- the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
- the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work
Creative products and results of intellectual work, including designs, images, symbols, art, and architecture.
"Free and unrestricted online availability," according to the Budapest Open Access Initiative. Open Access images are typically images that archives, libraries, museums, or copyright holders choose to make available online without restrictions on distribution or reuse.
When a work is not covered by copyright (because the copyright term has expired, the creator has released the work, or the work was never copyrighted) it is in the public domain and as such, is part of The Commons.