Welcome to the Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance. Designed for academic institutions, this guide helps answer questions ranging from basic copyright law to the more complex topics of ILL and e-reserves.
The Fair Use Evaluator is an online tool that can help users understand how to determine if the use of a protected work is a “fair use. It helps users collect, organize, and document the information they may need to support a fair-use claim and provides a time-stamped PDF for the users’ records.
The Exceptions for Instructors eTool guides users through the educational exceptions in U.S. copyright law, helping to explain and clarify rights and responsibilities for the performance and display of copyrighted content in traditional, distance, and blended educational models.
Remote access to licensed online resources at the home institution library is available to current USMAI faculty, students, and staff. To use these resources from home, or to use non-UMD resources from home or on-campus, you will need to login to your home institution's library site.
You will use your standard username/password combination to do so. For more information, please visit your home institution's library site, or contact us directly via e-mail.