This guide outlines library services and resources for distance learners at the University of Northern Iowa.
A variety of resources for faculty teaching distance education courses are included below. Contact Jerilyn Marshall, Coordinator, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Contact Form, if you have questions about Rod Library's distance learning services. Refer your students to the Research Help section for links to online guides and tutorials related to research and specific Rod Library resources.
- E-Course Reserves
Rod Library offers both print and electronic course reserves services. Library staff will create article links for you. They will find persistent URLs, if available, and proxify them for off-campus access. If a persistent URLs cannot be found, the article possibly can be placed on course reserves using fair use.
- Information for Faculty
Link located on Rod Library homepage
- Library Instruction
Library instruction over Adobe Connect or the ICN is available.
Rod Library offers a variety of library instructional sessions for university courses. These sessions generally include presentations and activities focusing on the library research strategies and resources for a particular course or discipline.
- Recommend a Resource
Suggest a library purchase
- Copyright at UNI
Copyright guide created by Rod Library in collaboration with the UNI Copyright Committee.
- Digital Copyright Slider
by Michael Brewer, American Library Association (Use this tool to help determine if you can freely use a work for your course. Any work published before 1923 is in the public domain, but the copyright status for copyrighted works after 1923 can be difficult to determine. If a work is in the public domain, you are free to use that work in any way that you choose-digitize it, re-publish it, post it on the web etc., with the appropriate attribution.)
- Fair Use Evaluator
by Michael Brewer, American Library Association (Use this tool to help you understand how to determine if the use of a protected work is a fair use. It helps you collect, organize, and document the information you may need to support a fair use claim.)
- Scholarly Communication: Information and Resources for the UNI Community
This guide developed by Rod Library outlines the basic issues related to scholarly communication issues.
- TEACH Act and UNI
UNI Web site that has information about a major copyright law affecting distance education.
Use this document when you want to create direct links to articles found in library databases. Information about finding persistent URLs, PURLs, and directions for proxifying links for off-campus access.