Copyright: What You Need to Know • Licensing
Activity: Your Digital Resources


With the changing landscape of the digital world, ownership of works is becoming more complicated. Licenses are often required to be agreed upon for the use of materials. When accessing digital materials, users often agree to licensing terms without knowing the specifics of the agreement.


For digital tools that are regularly used in your library or school, find and read the terms of service for the tool. Identify areas that may limit use in your school setting. Create a table for teachers and/or students that makes this information easily understandable and accessible. What do users need to know about how they've agreed to use the tool?

Identify licensing policies that are in place for your school district. Keep these handy for the last two lessons in this workshop.


Digital resources used in the school or library

MLA Citation Collins, Karla B. "Copyright: What You Need to Know: Your Digital Resources." School Library Connection, January 2020,

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