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How do you cite content you’re using from the web? Can you even use it in your work or on your website? If you need to modify it, can you? In today’s muddled online world, Creative Commons (CC) wants to be the answer to all your digital copyright questions.
So what is Creative Commons? In their own words, “Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.” Their copyright licenses are easy to use and complement existing copyright to “provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work.”
Here are some more excellent places to learn more about Creative Commons:
- The Harvard Law School Library’s short libguide about Creative Commons.
- Nancy Sims, the Copyright Program Librarian at the University of Minnesota Libraries, talking about CC.
- The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) discussing image attribution.
You will notice that CMLE uses Creative Common’s attribution standards with most images we use in our posts. If you need to know more about the individual licenses you can go to Creative Commons’ About The Licenses page.
Each month we’ll bring you a compiled list of fun national holidays, birthdays of authors, and publication dates of favorite books. You can use these for your own personal use or for some library inspiration!
1 Jan Brett’s birthday (1949)
1 Rosa Parks Day
6 Hanukkah begins
7 Hour of Code December 7-13
8 Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day
10 Dewey Decimal System Day
13 National Cocoa Day
14 Hanukkah ends
15 Bill of Rights Day
16 Jane Austen’s birthday (1775)
17 National Maple Syrup Day
21 Crossword Puzzle Day
22 First day of winter
22 The Cat in the Hat (Dr. Seuss) published in 1957
23 Avi’s birthday (1937)
24 Stephanie Meyer’s birthday (1973)
25 Christmas day
26 Kwanzaa begins
28 Card Playing Day
Did we miss anything? Let us know if we did!
For our calendar of library events, including conferences and library days, check out our Events/Initiatives page.
And for more Notable Dates for Your Noggin, check out our Notable Dates page.
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Proclaimed to be a 29 minute read, this interview romp with amazing librarian Jessamyn West, is just a treat! Frank, pragmatic, irreverent, and funny….I have always been a wee bit star struck by her! In this interview, Jessamyn talks about her role in the public library as a “technology lady” along with aspects of being a modern day librarian. Love her take on the computer user frenetically clicking constantly without ever waiting for the machine to catch up! Enjoy the interview here!
Photo retrieved from the Jessamyn West Wikipedia entry
Are you dying to get the scoop on the new Amazon bookstore in Seattle? Well, you are in luck, because Joseph Janes, Associate Professor at the Information School of the University of Washington, will narrate a tour for you. Demeanor of clerks, neighboring businesses, even labels on shelves including a “If Robots Ruled the World” shelf! You are in for a treat, read the full article here.
Want more? See pictures here!
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This post is part of an original series created by librarians/media specialists across Central Minnesota featuring books.
Just in time for the holidays! This piece will indeed share 14 cool tricks that will make you look like a smartphone paparazzi! Thanks to the folks at PC Magazine for making this slideshow to make us look good. Get all the information here! Tease….did you know that your volume button can snap your picture?
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