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What are the Community Guidelines for the Sandbox?

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox Community Guidelines

 

The purpose of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox (ACRL Framework Sandbox), located at sandbox.acrl.org, is to serve as a resource for librarians seeking to engage the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (Framework) in their instructional practice, by providing access to materials created by those in the field.

By using the ACRL Framework Sandbox as a searcher and browser (visitor), you agree to the following:

  • To access and use contributed resources according to the terms indicated by the contributor through the license assigned, viewable on the full resource record for each resource. Information about the licenses used in the ACRL Framework Sandbox can be found in the Help Center (see "Sharing in the Sandbox"), though it is your responsibility to understand and apply the license terms appropriately.

  • To access and use contributed resources for educational purposes only, the only exception being if a resource’s assigned license allows reuse of the work for commercial purposes as well. Reuse of resources shared on the ACRL Framework Sandbox site should always be first and foremost for educational purposes.

  • Not to collect or harvest files, data, or information contributors have made available on their contributor profile pages or through their contributed resource records and the materials they contain.

  • Not to reach out to contributors with advertising of businesses, products, or services.

  • Not to send to contributors large volumes of unsolicited email, bulk or mass email (more than 3), for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

  • Not to engage in abusive language, name-calling, insults, harassment, personal attacks, or violation of the law through your participation on this site as a visitor.

By using the ACRL Framework Sandbox as a registered contributor, in addition to the above, you agree to the following:

  • To only share resources and materials to which you have the rights and/or permissions to share.

  • To only assign licenses to resources and materials for which you have the rights and/or permissions to assign. Information about the licenses used in the ACRL Framework Sandbox can be found in the Help Center (see "Sharing in the Sandbox"), though it is your responsibility to understand and apply the license terms appropriately.

  • To only share resources and materials whose purpose is educational, relating to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education in some way.

  • Not to create any content that can be construed as advertising of businesses, products, or services. “Content” refers to files uploaded, links included in resource records, metadata created for resource records, and information (including images) shared on your contributor profile page. The only exception to this rule is the inclusion on your contributor profile page of a link to your personal website/blog which happens to host a personal business that is directly connected to your work as an educator.

  • Not to engage in abusive language, name-calling, insults, harassment, personal attacks, or violation of the law through your participation on this site as a contributor.

  • Content that is not appropriate to be posted or shared on the ACRL Framework Sandbox site includes, but is not limited to, advertising, material copyrighted by someone other than the contributor unless rights and/or permissions to share have been granted by the copyright holder, or any content that, without pedagogical value, is vulgar, obscene, or contains adult themes or images.

  • If you choose to make your email address visible on your contributor profile page, you assume the risks involved in doing so, including the possibility of email spam resulting from web crawlers and other methods outside the control of the ACRL Framework Sandbox site administrators.

What you can expect from us, the ACRL Framework Sandbox site administrators:

  • We will aim to be good stewards of this site, maintaining it in collaboration with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), its sponsor and source of funding.

  • We will administer the site to the best of our abilities as ACRL member leaders, maintaining it as a resource for librarians seeking to engage the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (Framework) in their instructional practice, by providing access to materials created by those in the field.

  • We will do our best to address the questions, comments, concerns, and reports of violations to these guidelines shared by ACRL Framework Sandbox visitors or contributors via email to acrlsandbox@gmail.com, in a reasonable timeframe and to the best of our abilities, even as visitors and contributors understand and remember that the ACRL Framework Sandbox site administrators are volunteer member leaders within ACRL doing our best to administer this site in that capacity.

By participating on the ACRL Framework Sandbox site, visitors and contributors are responsible for their own actions. Further, if you see something that appears to violate these guidelines, please let the ACRL Framework Sandbox site administrators know by sending an email to acrlsandbox@gmail.com with ‘ACRL Framework Sandbox Community Guidelines Violation’ in the subject line, and including details of the alleged violation.

The ACRL Framework Sandbox site administrators reserve the right to remove any content or terminate any account that we determine violates these guidelines. Whenever possible we will first seek to engage the account holder in dialogue about the determined violation; but in circumstances where this isn't possible or desirable, we reserve the right to act to remove content or accounts that violate these guidelines, without notice, in order to preserve the purpose and integrity of the site and its community of participants.

The ACRL Framework Sandbox site administrators are not responsible for content shared by contributors on the site. Content shared by contributors on the site does not reflect the views of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) nor those of the American Library Association (ALA).

More information about the ACRL Framework Sandbox can be found on the About page.

The ACRL Framework Sandbox site administrators reserve the right to make changes to these ACRL Framework Sandbox Community Guidelines at any time. If you have questions or feedback about these guidelines, you may reach out to us at acrlsandbox@gmail.com.

 

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