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Plagiarism and the link: How the web makes attribution easier -- and more complicated

Plagiarism and the link: How the web makes attribution easier -- and more complicated | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
The controversy over writer Nate Thayer’s failure to credit his sources, which some alleged amounted to plagiarism, is just part of an ongoing debate over how we use — and give credit for — information in a digital age.

 

The problem is that while adding hyperlinks is a great way of avoiding a charge of plagiarism — something that might have helped Fox News opinion writer Juan Williams and other alleged plagiarists — there is no accepted protocol for how or where to add those links, or how much content someone can cut and paste into their story or blog post without crossing the line from borrowing into plagiarism or copyright infringement.


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This is also an important topic for librarians to address. We teach our students to cite sources and give attribution to the creators of materials they use in their projects. Is a link enough? And yes, just how much can you quote without losing your own voice? 

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 10, 2013 1:52 PM

This is an important topic for anyone that is using online sources or linking info..

reuvenwerber's curator insight, April 11, 2013 1:29 AM

Is a link enough for attribution?

Paige Jaeger 's comment, April 11, 2013 8:31 AM
As a hyperlink embedder, this is a timely post for introspection! Everyone should stop, read, and contemplate whether they are remaining true to the source. I'd like to think I have been, but it's time to reflect and inspect!
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Detecting Plagiarism (Interactive Games) - List | Diigo

Detecting Plagiarism (Interactive Games) - List | Diigo | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
Dennis OConnor's List: Detecting Plagiarism (Interactive Games) - Three interactive games that teach students and teachers how to recognize and avoid plagiarism.
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21st Century Information Fluency: Teacher's Guide: Ethical Use GameKit

21st Century Information Fluency: Teacher's Guide: Ethical Use GameKit | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

This guide provides instructions and ideas for using the Action Zone activities that are bundled in this Ethical Use Kit. The Sorting Hat Challenge requires searchers to dig for information within a site to find its author. Four new MicroModule Companions test skills in finding information about Copyright, Citation and Plagiarism (2 sets). In addition to serving as tutorial resources, each one may be used to assess the extent to which students are able to demonstrate skills in secondary searching and citing resources properly.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 7, 2013 6:03 PM

This is vintage work from Dr. Carl Heine and me.  I'm always pleased to share this!  You'll find lots of goodies here! 

Lourense Das's curator insight, February 9, 2013 6:34 AM

Info and tools to discuss search techniques, copyright, plagiarism

Nancy Jones's curator insight, February 21, 2013 12:44 PM

Always good stuff from the work of Dennis O'Connor and Carl Heine. Thanks for making our jobs a little easier while helping make our students a little wiser.

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Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide

Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, November 27, 2013 4:28 AM

Lovely child friendly way to explain!

katana Robertson's curator insight, April 2, 2014 1:09 AM

This website adds insight into the proper way of referencing and avoiding plagiarism. This website is necessary for any written assessment.