The first item below illustrates how researchers or students can cite documents found in Frontier Life. The next two items show how students can be directed to the materials in the resource, whether via the URL or a downloaded PDF. This is also how material can be shared in teaching software such as Blackboard CourseSites. Below are also answers to questions regarding fair use and the sharing of images for teaching purposes.
1. Citing a document from the resource
Screenshot (above) of a document details page, showing how users can select the Citation/Export button to automatically generate bibliographic information. The next screenshot shows the pop out citation box created by clicking this button, with instructions to copy and paste the citation, or export it with Endnote or Refworks:
2. Using a static URL to direct students to individual essays or documents
Screenshot (above) showing a document details page and pointing out the static URL that users can direct students to.
3. Attach a specific document or documents to an assignment
Screenshot (above) showing document details page and highlighting the 'Download entire document as PDF' option in the toolbar.
Screenshot (above) of a downloaded PDF, instructing users to right click on the PDF or select File and then save to a convenient location.
4. Can I copy an entire document and hold it as a series of image files so that I can use this in the classroom (or add it to my course materials)?
Yes, provided that this is not published by you for profit and full acknowledgement is made of the original source. The purpose of Frontier Life is to encourage innovative teaching and to promote the greater use of primary source materials by students.
5. How much material can I copy?
As with all educational resources, this material is subject to fair use restrictions. None of the material may be published without first gaining permission from Adam Matthew and the participating library or archive. However, we encourage you to make use of the images in the classroom with no such restrictions and to link images to your courses.
6. Copyright and permissions
The publisher is grateful to participating libraries and archives for permission to reproduce images of documents in this project. For any further reproduction of these images beyond fair use for educational purposes, the reader should apply to the relevant library or archive directly.
7. Fair use
Images from this collection may be downloaded, printed and photocopied for educational purposes including course packs. This selection of images is protected by copyright, and duplication or sale of all or part of the image selection is not permitted, except that the images may be duplicated by you for your own research or other approved purpose either as prints or by downloading. Such prints or downloaded records may not be offered, whether for sale or otherwise, to anyone who is not a member of staff of the publisher. You are not permitted to alter any downloaded records without prior permission from the copyright owner. Such permission shall not be unreasonably withheld.
Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement and Colonial Encounters © 2015 Adam Matthew Digital Ltd.
Images © The participating library/archive
8. Can I use images in my essays?
Yes. Links may be created for essays submitted electronically. Photocopies and printouts of images may be used to accompany printed essay material. Please note copyright and fair use conditions in points 4-7 above.
9. How should students cite documents for scholarly use?
Frontier Life provides access to valuable source materials which you may wish to cite in essays and projects. Students should cite items in their footnotes as per the scholarly standard for such citations. Reference should be made to the specific item and the archive holding the original material. While browsing you can consult the copyright notice at the bottom of the image, which provides details of the library of origin, the title, date and issue number (if relevant). Students should consult their supervisors for their preferred style (for example, see the MHRA website for a free download of the Style Guide). If you need clarification please ask your academic supervisor.
10. Would you like to know how I am making use of this resource?
Yes, we would be glad to hear from lecturers and students concerning the way in which you are using this material. If there are any difficulties that we can overcome, then we shall try to do so. We may also wish to find a way of alerting others to course materials in this area that are available on the web. Please send any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.