Copyright in the Digital Age

copyrightIn these modern times with all of our computers and other digital devices, we consume and share copyright materials all day long. It just seems like it should be routine. However, sharing published material and other information found on the web may have copyright implications which can expose you and your employer to the risk of infringement. Understanding the extent to which materials are protected can help you minimize that risk of infringement.

Digital information is available to us in incredible volumes and at speeds previous generations could probably hardly have fathomed. Yet with all this wonderful information comes an immense amount of responsibility. That is, how do we know what information we can use and how can it be best used? When it comes to publications, papers, and web sites, there are different materials and sources that can be used legally. Organizational Learning & Development and Sterne Library will offer Copyright in the Digital Age on July 17, 2014 on best practices for information use and copyright presented by Associate Librarian and Reference Librarian Jeff Graveline.

The class will cover the following topics:

  • What is copyright?
  • Why is copyright important?
  • What copyright does and does not protect.
  • How copyright applies to the digital work.
  • What is fair use and what are its exceptions?
  • How to use copyright in teaching environments, web site design, and presentations.

If you are concerned about copyright, fair use, and best practice for citation, you owe it to yourself to attend this ground-breaking class, held on July 17 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in room 419 of the Medical Towers Building. Coffee and snacks will be provided.  Seating is limited, so register now for Copyright in the Digital Age.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joomla Training Now Available

joomla-logo-vert-colorUAB Organizational Learning & Development and UAB Web Communications have partnered to offer learning workshops for those who are currently managing or plan to manage UAB Web pages using the Joomla content management tool. Training is available for new and experienced users.Please use the course descriptions below to identify which class best suits your needs. You can register for the sessions by clicking the button below or by visiting the UAB Faculty and Staff Learning System. Please note that you must register for a class session to reserve a seat. To learn how to register for a class, click here to view a PDF document with instructions.


joomla logo smContent Creation in Joomla 

If you are new to Joomla, this workshop will include an introduction to the software and the most basic tasks of editing existing content on UAB sites using the front-end interface. This workshop will feature instruction on how to edit text, add pictures, and create hyperlinks within Joomla articles using the JCE editor. Attendees will receive their own practice site for learning purposes that will be available for 2 weeks after the workshop. As time permits, an open forum will be held to answer any site specific questions concerning the front-end editing of UAB site content.
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  1. Login the front-end of the website.
  2. Open an existing article and make different types of content edits (edit text, add pictures, and create different types of hyperlinks) using the JCE editor.
  3. Add a new article.

Technical Requirements: No previous experience required. This workshop targets content editors absolutely new to Joomla.
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joomla logo smSite Navigation and Administration in Joomla

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an introduction to the Joomla administration features and examine the back-end interface. The focus of this workshop is how to add new categorization, articles, menus, modules, and users to an existing UAB website. Attendees will receive their own practice site for learning purposes that will be available for 2 weeks after the workshop. As time permits, an open forum will be held to answer any site-specific questions.
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  1. Login the back-end of a Joomla site as an administrator.
  2. Importance of a site plan.
  3. Create a new category.
  4. Create a new article.
  5. Create a new menu.
  6. Display the new menu by creating a module.
  7. Create a new user, assign access permissions, and assign default JCE editor.

Technical Requirements: Joomla experience and a basic understanding of the UAB Joomla user manual strongly recommended. This workshop is targeted toward the audience of existing UAB site administrators. Registration for this workshop acknowledges a basic understanding of how to edit front-end content within the JCE editor (edit text, add pictures, create hyperlinks). Site content edit topics are covered within the Content Creation in Joomla course.
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joomla logo smJoomla Special Topics Workshop: RS Form! Pro

The purpose of this workshop is to develop a Joomla form using the RS Form! Pro component.
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  1. Make a simple, functional form using the RS Form! Pro component.

Technical Requirements: Previous Joomla experience and a basic understanding of the UAB Joomla user manual strongly recommended. This workshop is targeted toward the audience of existing UAB site administrators.
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