When requesting Woodson assistance to duplicate and/or digitize Woodson materials, please note:
"The fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies . . . , for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.
In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include --
(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes
(2) the nature of the copyrighted work
(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work."
By making this request I agree to follow the fair use doctrine. I understand that I am responsible to the copyright holder if I reproduce, publish, and/or share without permission.
Digital Media Commons (DMC) Services Include:
[Please note that some of these services, such as scanning, are not available while the Fondren Library building is closed.]
- Creating charts for small data sets
- Collecting research sources into Zotero library (up to 100 items)
- Scanning images, including slides and prints (up to 50)
- Scanning and editing images for publication (up to 30)
- Scanning some pages of a book (less than 10% or a chapter of a book)
- Editing snippets of audio/video (up to 30 minutes)
- Advising on standards and best practices for digital projects
The DMC maintains a small staff. It may take up to two weeks to complete your work depending on the complexity of the project and current demands on staff time. If you need to complete a project more quickly, you or one of your assistants are welcome to use the DMC's hardware and software and receive training in working with these tools.
Please note that all projects supported by the DMC must abide by Rice's intellectual property and computer usage policy. The complete text of Rice's Appropriate Use of Computer Resources Policy is online.
If you need to show video clips in your classroom, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and someone from Learning Environments will be happy to discuss options. The DVD or VHS movie would need to be owned by either Fondren Library or the course professor.
Getting help elsewhere on campus:
Please describe your project to help us prepare for your visit. What does it involve? What do you wish to accomplish? Please be very specific.