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5 x 5 x 5: What students & faculty need to know about copyright

Here at the libraries, we get a lot of questions about copyright. Although the ultimate authority for questions about copyright at the Health Science Center is the Office of Legal Affairs, we would like to share some basic information that we feel is important for students and faculty to understand so you can get your work done without copyright problems.

Five Myths About Copyright

  1. “If it’s published openly on the Internet, I’m free to copy and repost at will.”
  2. “If I’m using it for educational or noncommercial purposes, it’s ‘fair use’ and I don’t need to seek permission.”
  3. “If it doesn’t include the ©, it’s not copyrighted.”
  4. “If it’s out of print, it’s out of copyright.”
  5. “If I wrote it, it can’t infringe anyone else’s copyright.”

Five Principles for Copyright Success

  1. Link instead of copying
  2. Always acknowledge your sources
  3. Seek permission to reuse, redistribute or adapt
  4. Creative Commons makes it easy
  5. Manage your own copyrights wisely

Five Tools That Can Help

  1. Link Generator
  2. Citation Help Resources
  3. Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) Academic License
  4. Creative Commons & Other Reuse-Safe Searches
  5. Copyright Management Resources

About Document Delivery

LogIntoILLiadThese services are available to UT Health Science Center at San Antonio affiliated users and to health professionals in the South Texas region who are registered with the UTHSC Libraries. They are not available to guests from the community, including individuals, corporations, law firms or organizations. These groups may take advantage of services provided by their local public library branch.

Articles from print journals in the UT Health Science Center Libraries collections are scanned and held for pickup or delivered via email or by U.S. Postal Service. Books can be delivered to a campus address or held for pickup. This service is limited to UT Health Science Center affiliates and may not be used for libraries, corporations, law firms or organizations. Copy and delivery limitations may apply due to copyright and publisher license restrictions. Requesters will be contacted if a request cannot be completed due to these restrictions.

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About Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

LogintoILLiadThis service provides delivery of articles or books that are not in our collection by requesting item(s) from another library. Copy and delivery limitations may apply due to publisher license restrictions. Requesters will be contacted if request cannot be completed due to these restrictions.

What type of materials are available through ILL?

  • Copies of articles from journals and book chapters (as permitted by copyright laws)
  • Circulating copies of books, dissertations, audiovisuals, and other materials
  • Items that are at the bindery or are identified as missing from our collection

This service is not applicable for items that are currently checked out or have been placed On Hold by other library users.

Who can use ILL services?

  • UT Health Science Center Affiliates (students, staff, faculty, residents, and post-docs) and University Health System staff
  • Retired UT Health Science Center Faculty and Staff—must be registered with the Libraries
  • UT Health Science Center Alumni who are registered as Health Professionals currently licensed to practice in the region served by the Libraries
  • Licensed Area Health Professionals registered with the Libraries, who request materials for personal or academic research.

ILL services are not available to:

  • Alumni of the UT Health Science Center unless they are registered with the libraries as Health Professionals licensed to practice in the local region.
  • Health professionals making requests on behalf of corporations, including law firms, or organizations.
  • Community users or Courtesy Borrowers

These groups should contact their affiliated academic, hospital or public library in order to obtain books and articles.

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About LoansomeDoc

LogintoILLiadThis service delivers electronic copies of articles from the UT Health Science Center Libraries collections. It is available to PubMed users in the U.S. who have established an agreement with the UT Health Science Center Libraries and have created a LoansomeDoc account. This service is for individuals from the community and may not be used by libraries or by health professionals on behalf of corporations, law firms or organizations. Copy and delivery limitations may apply due to copyright and  publisher license restrictions. Requesters will be contacted if a request cannot be completed due to these restrictions.

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Circuit Librarian Health Information Network (CLHIN) Staff

CLHIN’s knowledgeable and dedicated staff are here to help you.

CLHIN Staff

Peg Seger, Head of Outreach Services
E-mail: segerp@utscsa.edu

Kathleen Carter, Assistant Director for the Ramirez Library at the RAHC, Harlingen, TX
E-Mail: carterk3@uthscsa.edu

Patrick Lemelle, Outreach Library Assistant
E-Mail: lemellep@uthscsa.edu

Contact Information

Circuit Librarian Health Information Network
Phone: (800) 421-2432
Fax: (210) 567-2463
E-Mail: clhin@uthscsa.edu

Briscoe Library, San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 567-2400
Fax: (210) 567-2473

Ramirez Medical Library at the RAHC, Harlingen
2102 Treasure Hills
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: (956) 365-8850
Fax: (956) 365-8856

Regional Campus Library, Laredo
1937 E. Bustante St.
Laredo, TX 78041
Phone: (210) 567-3704
Fax: (210) 523-7426

CLHIN Affiliated Hospitals and Clinics

Doctors Hospital
10700 McPherson Rd
Laredo TX, 78045

Edinburg Regional Medical Center
1102 W Trenton Road
Edinburg, TX 78539

Knapp Medical Center
1401 East 8 St.
Weslaco, TX 78596

McAllen Family Medical Residency Program
205 E. Toronto
McAllen, TX 78503

Mission Regional Medical Center
900 S. Bryan Road
Mission TX, 78572

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
332 W. Commerce St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Uvalde Memorial Hospital
1025 Garner Field Rd.
Uvalde TX, 78801

CLHIN Member Services

Member Services

The Circuit Librarian Health Information Network (CLHIN) provides ready access to medical library services, continuing education opportunities to nurses, and workshops on evidence based practice to all participating hospitals’ physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and administrative staff. HOLIDAY SERVICE HOURS 2014: From Monday, December 22nd through Friday, January 2nd, service will not be available through CLHIN. Requests submitted for articles will be processed after January 2nd. Requests for searches related to patient care emergencies should be sent to askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu. This email account will be monitored by on-call librarians periodically between December 22nd and January 2nd.

Request Items

CLHIN Library services provide immediate access to medical library services in the absence of a fully staffed and equipped in-house library. Articles are provided from UT Health Science Center Libraries’ collection of over 4,000 journal titles and searches are conducted by professional librarians on MEDLINE and other medical databases.

Education

Continuing Nursing Education

We teach courses on health information resources that are approved for 1.0 CNE contact hour. Nursing contact hours have been approved through the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Contact us to have a class taught at your organization.

Ask a Librarian

The CLHIN Staff is here for you. When you have questions or would like guidance on information resources on topics ranging on anything from health care reform to historical and current events in health issues to research trends, the CLHIN staff is here to assist you. We are also available to offer instructional programs on or demonstrations of MEDLINE and other healthcare databases. For questions about any of the Circuit Librarian Program’s services contact us at 800-421-2432.

CLHIN Registration

Copyright Basics

The laws of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) protect the authors or creators of original works of authorship through the legal concept of copyright. These original works include literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, scientific, and certain other intellectual works. UT Health Science Center at San Antonio expects all members of its community to comply with U.S. copyright laws, and refers all users of its technological and information resources to the description of copyright law included in the Use of Copyrighted Materials in the UTHSCSA Handbook of Operating Procedures, Chapter 2.3.2.

Copyright can be a complex concept with many nuances. Authoritative websites have been developed to help provide guidance to those individuals needing to understand copyright either as the creator of a work or as the potential user of a work covered by copyright protection. For more detailed information concerning U. S. copyright law, users may consult the websites listed below.

Don’t Get Pinched!

This quick presentation (just over five minutes) explains to NIH-funded researchers at the Health Science Center about the first steps they need to take to comply with the revised NIH Public Access Policy.

Simply press the “play” button in the player below to see and hear the narrated slideshow in the player, or view a larger player (in your full browser window).