I sent out a question to the HYPER mailing list here at ASU:
I am teaching a course in Computers in Geology and I am talking about
MSPowerpoint (a presentation program) tomorrow. I am encouraging the
students to make well illustrated presentations of their work. SOme of
them might choose to do so by selecting images from the web, saving them to
local disk, and putting them in their Powerpoint presentations. I
admonished them to acknowledge the source and to not misrepresent the
source or author.
What are the standards for doing this kind of thing? What if the students
then go to publish their Powerpoint presentation as some HTML document in a
week or so when i get to that stage?
just curious for a pointer or some commentary. I could not find anything
simple in my web searches.
Here are some responses and URLS:
From Jeremy Rowe of ASU Information Technology:
I found a neat little reference guide at the ASU Bookstore. It's
called "online! a reference guide to using internet sources"
by Andrew Harnack and Eugene Kleppinger. (ISBN: 0-312-15023-7)
It was located in the ENG (English) course section & only cost
about $13.00. (I'm curious which course is using it...)
Anyway, it has sections on "Avoiding plagiarism and acknowledging
sources", "Requesting permission to use copyrighted sources", etc.
It also gives a URL:
that I haven't had a chance to explore yet.
UT Austin has a great web site with useful info on your question. About
halfway through the following document, the UT Genl Counsel's Office
discusses using images:
P.S. Stanford has an extensive site on fair use:
Most web pages have a "send comments to" email address that your
students could use to ask where appropriate credit should be given. If that
approach fails, there is documentation for web sources. You could
have your students list the URL info for the page that contained the
You might want to try this URL for the specifics on that documentation:
I can tell you first
hand that the people who have researched how to site web site content are
the reference librarians; my favorite resource. Look at the Noble site
for a few ideas, they have done a very thorough job.
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