Copyright on Campus event: “Copyright, Copyleft and Student Created Materials

Featured guest speaker: Jane Hutchison, Associate Director of Instruction & Research Technology at William Paterson University.

Learn the basics of copyright law, copyright vs. plagiarism, and how it affects your use of texts, images, music and other potentially copyrighted material that often appear to be “free” on the web. You will also learn how copyright law protects you as creators of original work.

and come and help us celebrate our new copyright policy!

When? 12- 2 pm on Thursday, April 24th, 2014.

Where?  Beck Rooms (1st floor of Walsh Library)

Refreshments included!

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Jane Hutchison is the Associate Director of Instruction & Research Technology at William Paterson University.  She is the current chairwoman of the Government Regulations and Public Policy Committee of Consortium of College & University Media Centers and has been President and Editor in Chief.  Jane is involved in copyright education at William Paterson University and one of the drafters of the current policy for the University.  Jane has been involved with media and copyright for over 38 years.  Recently she conducted a national survey on streaming video in academic libraries with her colleague, deg farrelly from Arizona State University which included questions on copyright and policy.  Jane holds an MLS from the University of North Carolina and a MA in Educational Administration from Montclair State University.

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SciFinder Training Sessions – with ICE CREAM!

Are you a science major, graduate student or faculty member?   If so, you already use (or should be using) SciFinder – so come and learn all about it, from the basics to advanced techniques.

This Friday – April 4th 2014, McNulty Amphitheater (Room 101)

Please join us for one or more of these sessions

  1. 2:00 – 3:00  SciFinder Fundamentals and Reference Searching
  2. 3:10 – 3:40  Advanced SciFinder Structure Searching
  3. 3:50 – 4:30  Advanced SciFinder Reaction Searching and the SciPlanner

Presented by Dan Reasoner & John Kratunis of Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS); a division of the American Chemical Service (ACS)

Light refreshments included (and yes, there really will be ICE CREAM!)

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Copyright Policy

We are pleased to announce the University Copyright Policy, available on the University Policies page at

In supporting our mission to create, discover, and disseminate knowledge, Seton Hall University expects all members of the Seton Hall community to make a good faith effort to respect the rights of copyright owners and to abide by the provisions of United States Copyright Law.

The Copyright Policy is also available on the library’s policies page and linked from our copyright Libguide.

Please take some time to review and familiarize yourself with the policy, and contact should you have any questions.

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Copyright Event Friday, February 28th at noon.

Join us for lunch and a “Copyright Updates for the Digital Age” in the ITV room (lower level of Walsh Library) 12-1 on February 28th.

This presentation will offer a number of scenarios that will give you a better understanding of Fair Use in terms of dealing with media; will help you to become more empowered to interpret copyright law in order to be less risk averse; and will help you to be more aware of issues surrounding copyright in media.

Presenters: Anthony Helm (Dartmouth College), Jane Hutchison (William Paterson University) and
Moderator: Lindley Shedd (University of Alabama)

Link to TLTR post

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Guide to Investors Bank

This is a brief guide to Investors Bank, HQ in Short Hills, NJ and its President & CEO, Kevin Cummings.

Mr. Cummings will address the Seton Hall Stillman School of Business Integrity and Professionalism Convocation on Wednesday, March 5, 2014  (click here for calendar entry)

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Where has Refworks gone?

If you are looking for Refworks – our bibliographic management program – you can find it here.   You will also find instructions on using Refworks to save and manage your citations and create reference lists.

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Walsh Library is pleased to once again offer freely available books for your reading pleasure, just in time for the holiday season.  Come and help yourself to a book and/or leave a book for others to take.  The “BOOK EXCHANGE” shelves are located on the 2nd floor of Walsh Library, on the wall next to the Silent Study Room.  These books do not need to be checked out.

Further along the same wall you will find our relocated “NEW BOOK” area.  These books may be checked out at the circulation desk.

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Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence Based Practice Database Trial

Seton Hall University Libraries has obtained a trial of the Joanna Briggs Institute EBP database on the new OVID platform.  We would greatly appreciate your feedback.

Please take a moment to check out this resource by clicking here.


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Second Vatican Council Event Thursday, November 21 in the Chancellor’s Suite

Vatican 2 entrance pass for Msgr. Oesterreicher, mss0053_b53_15_01

Vatican 2 entrance pass for Msgr. Oesterreicher, mss0053_b53_15_01

50 years after the Second Vatican Council, scholars, clergy, and Catholics all over the world are still considering the impact of one of the major Church events of the last century. For those with an interest in religious studies or Church history, this is an important time of discussion, analysis, sharing, and review.

The Department of Catholic Studies has put together the event “Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council: Celebrating the Decree on Ecumenism,” taking place tomorrow, November 21 2013. This afternoon event will feature speakers and a panel discussion on Unitatis redintegratio, the Council’s document on ecumenism. The full program linked above lists the speakers, topics, and timeline, and the main portion of the event will take place from 2:00 p.m.  - 5:00 p.m in the Chancellor’s Suite.

The Archives and Special Collections Center is participating in this special event with a display of collection materials related to the Council. Including materials from the John M. Oesterreicher papers, the George Shea papers, the Martin W. Stanton papers, the Walter W. Curtis papers, and the Mrs. Frank Whitrock scrapbooks, this selection highlights the involvement of some of those from the Archdiocese of Newark who participated in the Council, as well as how those at home saw it unfold. This display shows photographs, Council documents, writings, pamphlets, newsclippings, and invitations from these five collections and is just a small sample of related materials held at the A&SCC. More information can be found in the flyer put together by the Department of Catholic Studies. For more information on research materials related to the Second Vatican Council held by the A&SCC, consult our LibGuide page on Vatican 2 collections.

The A&SCC wishes to thank Dr. Ines Murzako and the entire Department of Catholic Studies as well as Dr. John Buschman, Dean of University Libraries, for inclusion in this event.

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Mobile access to Nature Journals

You can now connect to Nature Journals through your mobile device; see Nature Publishing Group’s announcement.

You can also access Nature Journals through the library database page or directly at Nature Publishing Group (you will be prompted to log in withe your Pirate Net credentials if you are off campus). This is your gateway to the content and services produced by the Nature Publishing Group, including the journal Nature and its companion journals in specialized subject areas, blogs, conference reports, podcasts, job postings and other supplemental content.

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