the sandbox. Policies and Procedures
McWherter Library creatorspaces (the sandbox.) offers University of Memphis students, faculty, and staff, and authorized community members (community membership forthcoming - unavailable Fall 2018), digital and creative media resources for producing audio, video, images, multimedia, and physical object projects. Resources are introduced or withdrawn according to usage trends, academic needs, and community input.
Email the sandbox. team at email@example.com or call 901-678-2205.
Computer users agree to:
Computer users agree to NOT:
1st floor: The Creatorspace
The creatorspace is located to the immediate right of the Check Out Desk, previously called the Reserves Room.
List of equipment in room:
Commonly requested tech for check-out:
2nd, 3rd, and 4th floor: Production Studios
Policies: Each studio may be reserved for up to four (4) hours at a time per week. Each studio must be reserved in order to be used. Those reserving the spaces (“reserver”) are responsible for:
Reservers must be approved to reserve these spaces and are responsible for their guests while in the production studios and will be held liable for anything their guests damage.
Consumables: The library will provide chalk, erasers, and dry erase markers. The library will provide light bulbs.
Damaged or Stolen Equipment: It is the responsibility of the reserver to communicate damaged or stolen equipment from the production suites. If not communicated, they may be held financially responsible.
Warning Concerning Copyright and DMCA Restrictions
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code, 1976) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 is designed to protect copyright holders from online theft. Copying, distributing, downloading, and uploading information on the Internet may infringe on the rights of the copyright owner. Even an innocent, unintentional infringement violates the law.
Every audio, visual or written work has copyright protection unless that protection has expired or the creator places it in the public domain. The work does not have to have a copyright notice or a copyright symbol to be protected by copyright. If you cannot determine whether or not a work is copyrighted assume that it is copyrighted.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, educational institutions are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user uses a photocopy or a reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
It is the user’s responsibility to determine whether information is copyrighted, whether it meets the criteria for “fair use,” and to seek permission from the copyright holder for its use as necessary.