DigitalCommons@UM Carey Law now holds 7,602
records, which have been downloaded a total of 1,007,112 times! Last month, DigitalCommons@UM Carey Law had 38,790
full-text downloads and 106 new submissions were posted. New papers include:
The Law Library handles copyright permissions of course materials. This includes print course packs, materials
that are distributed during the semester, and materials to be
loaded on Blackboard pages. Course materials to be photocopied or posted online,
regardless of the number of pages, must be submitted directly
to the Law Library for copyright clearance prior to photocopying or posting.
Once the course materials are submitted to the Library, a determination
will be made as to whether copyright permission is required.
In order to manage this process in a timely fashion, please submit course documents to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
As we wrote last month, the Library recently began working
with SIPX, a Stanford University spinout focused on a new way to make digital
content available, rapidly and legally, for the higher education marketplace.
The SIPX service connects with Blackboard to allow all digital course materials to be gathered in one
place, with all the required copyright permissions, at the lowest cost to the law school, and in a short amount of time for instructors and staff. In
addition, because the SIPX service brings together what previously was a
fragmented “reading list ecosystem”, you can receive analytics showing how your
students accessed their readings throughout the term. Questions that the
service will provide insight into include: did most of my students actually get
the readings? Did students wait until the night before to read? As part of our initial agreement with SIPX, the company
will work with the library to set up your course digital readings lists
directly, saving you and your staff time and aggravation. All the Library needs is your
syllabus and the PDFs you want to make available, and we will take it from
there. Contact us to get started.
The Thurgood Marshall Law Library has joined with the other 15 libraries in the
University System of Maryland (USM) in a pilot project to provide over 6,500 new interdisciplinary eBooks from EBooks Library. This eBooks pilot is a demand-driven
acquisitions program, meaning that the library is only charged for a book when it is downloaded, checked out, or
otherwise extensively used.
Once you find title that you want to
read from our catalog, you will be prompted to check it out. In order to do this, you
have to download it to the device on which you want to read it. You will
be prompted to first download Adobe Digital Editions.
This free software will manage your EBL titles for you and
automatically “check them back in” at the end of a seven-day loan
period. If you want to use the book further, you can then download it
for an additional period.<
All of the USM libraries provide access to
EBSCO’s eBook Collection, and many of the individual libraries provide
access to their own e-books collections, but until now, very few were allowed to provide consortial-wide access to online titles.
The Office of Information Technology received notice that Exam4 will not support the new Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or Windows 8.1 operating systems for Fall 2013 electronic exams. Please tell your students to not upgrade to the new operating systems (which was released this month) if you wish to use Exam4 this semester. Windows users must be careful not to download the free Windows 8.1 update along with other, minor security updates. Additionally, support for Exam4 on the aged Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) operating system has been withdrawn.
While the IT department expects these versions to be supported for Spring 2014 exams, students should wait until the company has announced compatibility with Windows 8.1 and Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks).
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has released newly
digitized archival material, making FRASER (Federal Reserve Archival System for
Economic Research) the largest digital collection of Federal Reserve historical
materials. The database includes: