Created by Tammy Turner, Scoggins Middle School Librarian, Frisco, TX.

Last updated August 24, 2010.

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Scoggins Library Teacher's Page

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Some good resources for you:

  • To set up an assignment alert with the Frisco Public Library send David Black an email. It is highly recommended you do this any time your students have a project so the library can more adequately assist them.
  • Go to to find free clipart for all of your educational purposes. (See Mrs. Turner for the username and password.)

  • Below you'll find a user-friendly format to find out some basic guidelines regarding copyright law. This is by no means an exhaustive list, so if you are ever in doubt, see Mrs. Turner.

    Information was adapted from the Jeffco Public Schools Copyright Guidelines.

    Permitted Not Permitted
    Teachers: Single Copies
    1. Chapter of book
    2. Article from magazine or newspaper
    3. Short story, short essay, short poem
    4. Chart, graph, diagram, picture, or non-syndicated,non-copyrighted cartoon
    Teachers: Single Copies
    1. Several chapters of a book
    2. Several articles from a magazine or newspaper
    3. Copying consumables (workbooks, exercise sheets, tests)
    Teachers: Multiple Copies
    If copying is for one course and you didn't have time to contact the publisher you may make copies of the following:
    1. Poem (complete or part as long as it is less than 250 words you are copying)
    2. Article, essay, or story less than 2,500 words
    3. An excerpt from an article, essay, or story less than 1,000 words or 10% of the piece (whichever is less)
    4. One chart, graph, diagram, picture, or non-syndicated,non-copyrighted cartoon per book or periodical
    5. Classroom quantities of current news articles if individual articles are not copyrighted
    Teachers: Multiple Copies
    1. Using/making copies of same material semester after semester
    2. Creating anthologies
    3. Copying consumables
    Audiovisual Materials
    1. Making an overhead of one page of one workbook
    2. Enlarging a map with an opaque projector for tracing but not duplicating color scheme, symbols, etc.
    3. Copying non-dramatic literary, audiovisual works for use by blind or deaf individuals
    Audiovisual Materials
    1. Copying audio tapes or video tapes for archival or backup purposes
    2. Reproducing musical words or converting from one form to another
    3. Copying any audiovisual work in its entirety
    4. Converting from one medium format to another
    5. Recording the text of a book or textbook onto an audiocassette
    1. Copying into RAM if copying is necessary to use the program
    2. One copy for archival purposes
    3. Back up copies of hard drives as long as they are not used to run another drive
    4. Library lending of public domain software
    1. Circulation of archival copy
    2. "Networking" software without license or permission
    3. Loading a single copy of a software program onto several computers for simultaneous use
    4. Making copies of copyrighted software for student use
      May download searches
    1. Downloaded searches should not be retained
    2. Downloaded material may not be used to create a derivative work
    1. Dowloading public domain software
    1. Uploading copyrighted software to Internet for downloading
    2. Collecting materials off the Internet and compiling in a new work
    If copying is spontaneous and there have not been more than nine occurrences of multiple copying for that course, teachers may make copies of the following:
    1. One graphic per book or periodical
    2. Multiple copies of a single graphic
    1. Copying an image from a coloring book for a worksheet
    2. Scanning a cartoon into a school newsletter

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