Celebrate Fair Use … Come On!

Fair Use Week, an annual celebration of the doctrine of fair use, kicks off on Monday February 22!

An important limitation to the exclusive rights of copyright holders, fair use and its four factors can help you determine if your proposed use of copyrighted material favors fair use or if you need to secure permission from rights holders. For general information about fair use and links to resources written for students and faculty, check out the OWU Libraries Copyright and Fair Use LibGuide.

Fair Use Fundamentals

Brush up on your “Fair Use Fundamentals”

Visit the Fair Use Week Resources page to view fair use-themed videos, podcasts, articles, and more. To keep up with the latest news and events, follow @fairuseweek on Twitter.

As part of the celebration, MIT and Harvard will be co-hosting (and live-streaming) a panel discussion on fair use in scholarly journal and book publishing on Tuesday, February 23 from 12:00 to 1:00. Don’t miss it!

CONSORT maintenance scheduled Dec. 19th, service interruptions expected

CONSORT (Books & Media) will be unavailable for up to 24 hours beginning at 8am on Saturday, December 19th due to required maintenance. During this time, you can search the collection through the OhioLINK catalog by limiting the Location to “CONSORT Colleges”. However, you will not be able to request items from other CONSORT or OhioLINK schools during this time.

Also, access to research databases from off-campus will be unavailable during this time. Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

End of Semester Hours for OWU Libraries

Please visit the following address to view extended and final hours for the OWU Libraries http://library.owu.edu/hours/fall-endhours-2015.pdf. Please note that Beeghly will re-open on January 4th. Hours will be 8:30am-5pm Monday-Friday until classes resume on January 11th. Also, beginning Dec. 23rd, the Library Internet Café and Bashford Lounge will NOT be open for student study during the hours that Beeghly is officially closed. 24 x 7 access will resume on January 11th.

Thanksgiving Break Hours for OWU Libraries

Thanksgiving break hours for the OWU Libraries can be viewed at http://library.owu.edu/hours/thanksgivingBreakHours-2015.pdf. Please note that the Internet Café/Bashford Lounge will be open to students during the hours Beeghly Library is officially closed. Swipe your OWU ID at the outside entrance of the Internet Café to gain entry.

The GPO recognizes L. A. Beeghly Library and Government Documents Librarian Joy Gao

The Federal Depository Library Program recognized the L. A. Beeghly Library and  Government Documents Librarian Joy Gao in its bi-monthly newsletter the FDLP Connection. Read more about the recognition in the publication’s Library Spotlight. Did you know that the Library has been a government documents depository for 170 years, and Joy has overseen the collection for 17 years?

CONSORT maintenance scheduled Oct. 17th, service interruptions expected

CONSORT will be unavailable for approximately 3 hours beginning at 9am on Saturday, October 17th due to required maintenance. During this time, you can search the collection through the OhioLINK catalog by limiting the Location to “CONSORT Colleges”. However, you will not be able to request items from other CONSORT or OhioLINK schools during this time.

Also, access to research databases from off-campus will be unavailable during this time. Our most popular databases will be available from on campus only, and many more are available through OhioLINK.

Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

New Senior Borrowing Rules for OWU & CONSORT Books

The OWU Libraries are happy to announce new senior borrowing rules for OWU & CONSORT books. OWU Seniors may now check out OWU and CONSORT books for the entire academic year. Books will be due back on May 9, 2016 unless a recall has been placed on the book. For a more detailed list of our borrowing rules, please visit our Borrow, Renew, Request page.

The Loving Story – Screening & Discussion on Sept. 24th

OWU Libraries is proud to offer its third and final event in its grant series…

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle

Loving dvd image

Ohio Wesleyan University Libraries will host a screening of the film The Loving Story followed by a discussion on Thursday, September 24, 2015.  The film will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Bayley Room in Beeghly Library.  The discussion, led by Associate Professor Ashley Biser and Associate Chaplain Chad Johns, will begin at 7:00 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

About the Film:

Mildred and Richard Loving knew it was technically illegal for them to live as a married couple in Virginia because she was of African American and Native American descent and he was white. But they never expected to be woken up in their bedroom and arrested one night in 1958. The documentary brings to life the Lovings’ marriage and the legal battle that followed through little-known filmed interviews and photographs shot for Life magazine.

About the Presenters:

Ashley Biser, Ph.D., is a political theorist whose research interests are in contemporary political theory, focusing on the works of Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger. At Ohio Wesleyan, she teaches courses in Democracy and Its Critics; Classical Issues in Political Theory; American Political Thought; and Political Theory, Science and Technology.

Chad Johns, D.Min., joined the OWU Chaplain’s Office in 2005. His academic interests include narrative identity, Trinitarian theology, and the intersections of theology with both science and sexuality. At OWU, he serves as director of the spring break mission week program, works closely with the campus gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, and has taught courses on the theological exploration of both speculative fiction and leadership and power.

About the Series:

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The film and discussion series aims to encourage communities across the country to revisit the history of civil rights in the U.S. and to reflect on the ideals of freedom and equality that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides in American life:

Deeply grounded in humanities scholarship, the documentary films in the Created Equal series tell a remarkable story about the importance of race in the making of American democracy; about the power of individuals to effect change; and about the historical contexts in which Americans have understood and struggled with ideas of freedom, equality and citizenship. The films address events from the 1800s through 1965 in the United States. Each of the films was produced with NEH support and each highlights individuals who challenged the racial, social and legal status quo of deeply rooted institutions, from slavery to segregation.

Contact Dee Peterson, Coordinator of User Services, at 740-368-3240 or dmpeters@owu.edu with questions about local events.