Repositories (free)

Author: Gianpiero Pescarmona
Date: 18/01/2008

2008-03-13T05:31:10 - Gianpiero Pescarmona

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Oggetto: [Oa-italia] riutilizzo pubblicazioni in materiale didattico
Da: "Susanna Mornati"
Data: Gio, 13 Marzo 2008 8:51 am

Giro una notizia che puo' essere interessante per chi si occupa di
repositories per la didattica: Elsevier ha aderito ad una nuova
policy sul copyright dell'associazione internazionale degli editori
STM, che consente alle universita' di mettere online porzioni di
pubblicazioni senza dove richiedere autorizzazioni per ogni singolo
materiale. Puo' far risparmiare molto tempo a chi fa didattica e a
chi offre supporto alla didattica e rendere OA molte piu' dispense.

Susanna Mornati

>From: Ann Okerson
>Subject: Elsevier Permits MIT to use Article "Bits"
>Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 17:33:39 EDT
>Of possible interest from the Chronicle of Higher Education
>March 10, 2008
>Elsevier Agrees to Let MIT Use Bits of Journal Articles Online
>A major challenge for colleges that want to post lecture materials
>on the Web involves making sure they have permission to use the
>copyrighted images from journals and other sources that professors
>have put in their slides. Today the Massachusetts Institute of
>Technology announced that it has reached a deal with Elsevier, one
>of the largest journal publishers, to allow a limited amount of
>material from its journals to be used in MIT's OpenCourseWare project.
>The publisher hasn't exactly given away the store: The agreement
>allows the project to use up to three illustrations per journal
>article, and up to 100 words of text.
>But that will save the OpenCourseWare staff members hours and hours
>of time, and allow them to include some material they might not have
>bothered to ask about in the past, says Steve E. Carson,
>external-relations director for the project. "This is not only a
>cost saver for us, but it also expands the range of things that we
>can publish," he says.
>Publishing 400 courses online each year involves tracking down
>permissions for about 6,000 copyrighted items, Mr. Carson says. (The
>project has one full-time and one part-time employee devoted to
>doing just that.)
>What if you're not at MIT?
>Mark Seeley, vice president and general counsel at Elsevier, says
>the company has also agreed to a new policy on copyright, set up by
>the International Association of Scientific, Technical, & Medical
>Publishers, allowing any college to post small bits of journal
>material online. The policy doesn't allow quite as much as the deal
>with MIT does, however.
>Mr. Seeley says Elsevier made the agreement with MIT and agreed to
>the broader copyright policy because it was seeing an increasing
>number of requests from colleges to use small amounts of material
>form its journals. "I think our experience is that actually a lot of
>the request for permissions are relatively modest," he says. --
>Jeffrey R. Young
>Copyright 2008, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Susanna Mornati, CILEA
Project Leader AEPIC,
+39 02 2699 5322, +39 348 7090 226,, skype: susanna.mornati

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