Library

Preus Library
700 College Dr
Decorah, IA 52101

Fall Term Hours
Mon.-Thur.: 7:30 a.m. – Midnight
Fri.: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sat.: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sun.: Noon – Midnight

Finals Week Hours
Sun., Dec. 10: 11:00 a.m. – Midnight
Mon.-Wed.., Dec. 11-13: 7:30 a.m. – Midnight
Thurs., Dec. 14: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 15: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Full Hours

library@luther.edu

Phone: 563-387-1166

More Information

For more information about copyright policies and practices at Luther College, contact:

Ryan Gjerde
Library Director
Luther College
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101
gjerdery@luther.edu

Digital Millennium Copyright Act
The registered Copyright Agent for Luther College as specified in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is:

Adam Forsyth
Director of Network and Systems
Luther College
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101
forsytad@luther.edu

HEOA
Luther College has policies and practices in place that insure its HEOA Compliance including technology-based deterrents and mechanisms for educating and informing the Luther community about copyrighted material.

Under the traditional model for scholarly publishing, scholars perform research and give their work to publishers, who reproduce the work and then sell it to libraries. Libraries then provide access to information resources for scholars and students. This model developed over centuries of scholarly communication and the ability to disseminate research was essentially restricted by technological and legal barriers to easy reproduction.

Today, advances in digital technologies have revolutionized the way scholarship is produced, evaluated, distributed, and preserved. These technologies have the potential to spread knowledge father, faster, and cheaper, maximizing the impact of research and benefiting people throughout the world. Some publishers are sticking to the old models of distribution and continue to limit access to those who can afford to pay. However, these technologies enable new models, including digital publishingdigital repositories, and open access journals that can maximize the spread and impact of our scholarship. Likewise, the creative common license is a way for creators to encourage access, use, and reuse of their works.

Open Access

Open access refers to a process whereby copyrighted content is made freely available (often via the Internet) for others to use, reuse, and build upon. In scholarly publishing, the open access movement seeks to make scholarly, peer-reviewed materials freely available to all, without barriers like subscription fees or paywalls. Luther College supports and encourages the Luther community to make creative works available via open access whenever appropriate. Doing so fosters learning and creativity and promotes the free exchange of knowledge and ideas.

For more information about open access:

Open Accessfrom SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)

Creative Commons Licenses

Creative Commons is an organization that has created and shared a variety of free, easy-to-use legal tools that give everyone from individual creators to major companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to pre-clear copyrights to their creative work. CC licenses let people easily change their copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.”

For more information:

About the Licensesfrom Creative Commons

Library

Preus Library
700 College Dr
Decorah, IA 52101

Fall Term Hours
Mon.-Thur.: 7:30 a.m. – Midnight
Fri.: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sat.: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sun.: Noon – Midnight

Finals Week Hours
Sun., Dec. 10: 11:00 a.m. – Midnight
Mon.-Wed.., Dec. 11-13: 7:30 a.m. – Midnight
Thurs., Dec. 14: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 15: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Full Hours

library@luther.edu

Phone: 563-387-1166