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The library and the virtual learning environment


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The library and the virtual learning environment

  1. 1. The Library and the Virtual Learning Environment : a Case Study at TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music & Dance Claire Kidwell
  2. 2. Outline• Moodle – structure and library presence• How we got there• Education regarding copyright issues
  3. 3. Extract from instrumental and vocal teaching module
  4. 4. Bib record from catalogue
  5. 5. RSS feeds
  6. 6. Video guide
  7. 7. Staff development
  8. 8. FAQS Can I scan printed music into the VLE? Can I record and upload my lecture? Can I copy and paste content from other websites?Can I embed an e-journal article into Moodle? Can I upload tracks from a CD? What about material I’ve written myself? How about Powerpoint slides incorporating sound clips?
  9. 9. Two main categories of material• Material that can be made available under the terms of our Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) Licence (books, ebooks, journals, ejournals)• Other types of material (e.g. printed music, audio, video and web-based material)
  10. 10. Duration of copyrightMaterial Duration of copyrightPublished literary, 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the last ofdramatic, musical the authors, composers, editors, arrangers, librettists (i.e.and artistic works anyone with any creative input) dies. ALSO copyright of the typographical arrangement exists for 25 years from the date of publication.Sound recordings 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the recording was a) made, b) published or c) made available to the public.Films 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the last to die of the principal director, author of the screenplay, author of the dialogue and the composer of the music (created and used in the film) dies.Unpublished material Where the author died after 31st December 1968, 70 years(e.g. letters, music from his/her death. Where the author died prior to 1st Januarymanuscripts, theses) 1969, copyright lasts until 31st December 2039.
  11. 11. Copyright Designs & Patents Act• Sets out copyright parameters, defences and exceptions• Fair dealing defence for research and private study: 5% or 1 chapter of a book; 1 article from a journal; for personal use only• In fact very few educational exceptions
  12. 12. CLA Comprehensive Higher Education Licence• Excludes printed music, maps, newspapers and unpublished materials• But allows us to:• Make and distribute paper photocopies• Scan paper publications then print them off or email them to students• Insert digitized content (scanned or born-digital) into a Powerpoint presentation• Place digitized content within a virtual learning environment
  13. 13. Reporting template
  14. 14. Printed music• No licensing scheme that covers sheet music• CDPA clause permits educational establishments to make copies of up to 1% of a musical work in any quarter• Examination exception – reproducing printed music for the purposes of communicating the question in an examination• IMSLP – beware of differences between national copyright laws
  15. 15. Material found on the web• Copyright still exists on the web• Terms and conditions• Creative Commons search• Usage rights search on Google images
  16. 16. Using audio• Not permissible to upload tracks from CDs• Naxos Music Library• Alexander Street Press Music Online• British Library archival Sound Recordings• YouTube
  17. 17. Obtaining copyright permissions• Identify the copyright holder• Approach them well in advance• Be specific about requirements and context• Acknowledge the rightsholder
  18. 18. Key points• Both written and face-to-face• Identify the most appropriate forum• Be an enabler, not a barrier• The subject is complex – make guidance visible, clear and concise
  19. 19. Thank You!Moodle URL: Slides available at