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Library Media Services

Elementary Media Resources

Elementary Media Resources
 

External LinkAR Book Finder
External LinkAR Home Connect
External LinkDestiny
External LinkLab Links

Middle School Media Resources

Middle School Media Resources


External LinkDestiny
External LinkOverdrive
External LinkInstructions to set up an Overdrive account
Please note:  choose Lowell Area Schools for the library name.

Online Math textbooks are available for Algebra by contacting Mrs. Beachler

Middle School Textbooks

Big Ideas Math Books
No password needed

My HRW Website
6th grade
login: sixth7
password: lowell

7th grade
login: seventh3
password: lowell

8th grade
login: eighth3
password: lowell
 

 

Parent Media Resources

Parent Media Resources

 

External LinkStudent Account Information for Parents
      Use this document to help with logging into your child's different accounts.

Send Money To School

Online Payment of Library Fees/Fines

To pay Lowell Area Schools Library Fees/Fines  online:

  1. Go to External Linksendmoneytoschool.com
  2. Sign in or create an account
  3. From the menu at the top, choose School Store.
  4. From the menu on the left, choose Media Center Fines/Fees.
  5. Under Media Center Fines/Fees, click on the green book.
  6. Enter the amount of the fine you wish to pay.
  7. Be sure the student’s name for which you wish to pay the fine appears in the bottom left.
  8. Click on Add to Cart.
  9. Click on Check Out (please note that there is a $1.75 fee to utilize this service)
  10. Enter your payment information and complete the checkout.
  11. Either forward the payment confirmation email or send an email to Mrs. Beachler so she can mark the library fee paid in the Destiny Library system.  Sendmoneytoschool is not tied to Destiny, so Mrs. Beachler must be notified of the payment if you would like the payment posted right away.  Otherwise, payments will be posted monthly when she receives the monthly report.

 

LAS Copyright Guidelines

Copyright Guidelines

The following guidelines are designed to help Lowell Area Schools' staff members, students and parents understand and abide by the rules of copyright protection.  The guidelines are based on the Copyright Law and subsequent guidelines, amendments and endorsements.

All materials used in Lowell Area Schools’ classrooms must be lawfully acquired.  No copies or reproductions are acceptable in any format.  This includes, but is not limited to:  all print materials, CDs, DVDs, digital files, and software.

Related Internet Links:

External LinkU.S. Copyright Office
External LinkCopyright & Fair Use

Print/Electronic Materials:

Allowed:

  • one copy: chapter of book
  • one copy: article from magazine or newspaper
  • one copy: short story, short essay, short poem
  • one copy: chart, graph, diagram, picture or non-syndicated, non-copyrighted cartoon
  • links on websites to online resources
  • copies of reproducible works (online and print materials will generally show their policy for distributing)
  • copies of copyrighted works with written permission from the publisher

Not Allowed:

  • copying several chapters per book
  • copying several articles per magazine
  • copying consumables: workbooks, blackline masters, graphic organizers or any other copyrighted materials
  • copying print or online worksheets or tests
  • using graphics, questions, or any other intellectual property without permission in print or online (when any doubt, get permission from the author/publisher)

Multiple copies for classroom/instructional purposes:

Allowed:

  • complete poem less than 250 words (not more than 2 pages)
  • excerpt from long poem not to exceed 250 words
  • article, story, or essay less than 2,500 words
  • excerpt (from above) less than 1,000 words or 10% of total, whichever is less
  • one chart, graph, diagram, picture, or non-syndicated, non-copyrighted cartoon per book or periodical
  • works combining prose, poetry, etc., less than 10% of whole
  • IF:
    • copying is for one course only
    • insufficient time to request permission
    • one work from a single author
    • less than 3 authors from collective work
    • 9 or less instances of multiple copying per term
    • copying not used to create or replace anthologies
    • same copying not repeated next term
  • All multiple copying must be at the inspiration of the individual teacher and the decision to use the material so close to the date needed for instruction as to preclude securing copyright permission from the copyright holder

Not Allowed:

  • using/making multiple copies
  • creating "anthologies"
  • copying shall not be directed by higher authority
  • copying more than one or two excerpts from a single author during one class term
  • copying from workbooks, tests, or other consumables without written permission
  • copying a blackline master that does not specifically give permission to copy and redistribute
  • using tests, quizzes, questions, graphics, etc. from a print or online source without written permission

Audiovisual/Electronic Materials:

Allowed:

  • creating slides, 35mm negatives, or scanned copies from books, magazines, etc., as long as only one per source used
  • making one overhead transparency or scanned copy of one page of one workbook
  • converting a damaged filmstrip to a slide set, keeping same order minus damaged frames
  • enlarging a map with an opaque projector for tracing but not duplicating color scheme, symbols, etc.
  • copying non-dramatic literary, audiovisual works for use by blind or deaf individuals

Not Allowed:

  • copying audio tapes or video tapes for archival or backup purposes
  • reproducing musical works or converting from one form to another (cassette to CD)
  • copying any audiovisual work in its entirety (except off-air taping)
  • converting from one medium format to another (VHS to DVD)
  • recording the text of a book or textbook onto an audiocassette without permission from the book's publisher

Music:

Allowed:

  • emergency copies for performance provided copies are later purchased
  • for study or teaching, single or multiple copies of excerpts
  • IF.....
    • excerpts do not constitute a performable unit such as a movement or aria
  • editing purchased copies for simplification
  • IF.....
    • character of work is not changed
    • lyrics are not changed
  • single copy of performances by students made for evaluation or rehearsal purposes
  • copy of recording for purposes of aural testing
  • portion of commercial music played as background in student media production

Not Allowed:

  • copying for performances
  • copying to create anthologies
  • copying to avoid purchasing
  • copying but excluding copyright notice
  • performing a work without a license or paying royalty fees

Videos (Including Educational, Off-Air Recordings from school or home, and Commercial Videos):

Allowed:

  • IF…..
    • the use takes place in a classroom or similar place of instruction
    • the use must be part of the regular instructional process and not recreational
    • the use must be in the course of face-to-face teaching activities
    • the video must be lawfully made or acquired copy

Not Allowed:

  • showing any video for entertainment, rewards, rainy days, filler, or non-instructional purposes

Note:  Performance rights may be purchased--see Christine Beachler to purchase these licenses

Software:

Allowed:

  • copying into RAM if copying is necessary to use the program
  • one copy for archival purposes
  • back up copies of hard drives as long as they are not used to run another drive
  • library lending of public domain software

Not Allowed:

  • circulation of archival copy
  • "networking" software without license or permission
  • loading a single copy of a software program onto several computers for simultaneous use
  • making copies of copyrighted software for student use

Musicals, Dramatic, and Non-Dramatic Performances:

Allowed:

  • school chorus performance open to the public for evaluation or rehearsal use

Not Allowed:

  • school drama club performing copyrighted play broadcast over cable to classes
  • recording of choral or instrumental concerts and then giving or selling recording to parents

Multimedia:

Allowed:

  • teacher or student-developed multimedia program of copyrighted programs for use in classroom only
  • Note:  Students may keep their work indefinitely; teachers may keep student work for only two years

Not Allowed:

  • teacher or student-developed multimedia program of copyrighted works for use in displays, festivals, parent meetings or other public events

Print/Electronic Graphics:

Allowed:

  • one graphic per book or periodical
  • multiple copies of a single graphic
  • if....
    • copying is at the instance/inspiration of  teacher copy is for only one course in the school
    • there are not more than nine occurrences of multiple copying  for that course and not more than one graphic is copied per book or periodical

Not Allowed:

  • adaptation of a popular cartoon character for the school mascot
  • copying an image from a coloring book for a worksheet
  • making stuffed animals of popular picture book character
  • scanning a cartoon into school newsletter

Staff Resources

Staff Resources

 

External LinkLHS Staff Account Information