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April 2012 Library Update

April 10, 2012

For Immediate Release

Copyright Webcast Recording Available

In March, the OSU Library hosted a two-part webcast by Academic Impressions. A recording of each webcast is now available to OSU employees and students.

Part 1: Faculty Use of Copyright

  • Copyright in the live classroom
  • Copyright in the virtual classroom
  • Fair use of copyrighted works

Handouts | Recording (available until 5/1/2012)

Part 2: Faculty Ownership of Copyright

  • Principles of copyright ownership
  • Publication agreements
  • Licensing requirements
  • Open content requirements
  • Control, use, and licensing

Handouts | Slides | Recording (available until 5/8/2012)

High-Density Shelving Facility

In spring 2012 the OSU Library began the planning phase to add a high-density shelving facility. High-density shelving maximizes the number of items per square foot. Items are arranged by size, and shelving is multiple stories tall. The facilities are specially designed for ideal archival climate conditions.

We are currently investigating possible locations. The suitability of the selected location will impact the timeline for completion. Library administration is working with consultants to develop a reasonable timeline. Under the most ideal circumstances, the new facility could be ready for material in one-two years.

See a short video of a similar facility at Rice University: YouTube-Fondren Library’s Library Service Center (LSC)

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Math Learning Success Center Relocates to Edmon Low

The Math Learning Resource Center serves undergraduates learning and using mathematics in their coursework. It is currently located on the 4th floor of the Classroom Building. This summer work will begin to prepare a new facility (to be renamed the Math Learning Success Center) on the 5th floor of the Edmon Low Library. The MLSC will occupy the northwest corner of the 5th floor and house two MLSC staff, individual and group tutoring spaces and a 125 person computer lab.

The move will dramatically increase the visibility and accessibility of the MLSC which benefits all OSU students. The tutoring areas and computer lab will be open to the public when the MLSC is closed, increasing seating and available computers during these hours. The upcoming MLSC will enhance the Library’s position as the center of student learning. It is scheduled to open 2013.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/dean/april12.htm
Last Updated: 10 April 2012

Media Contact:

Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

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Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-1071

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