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Arts Administration

Digital Research and Scholarship

The Office of Digital Research and Scholarship partners with members of the scholarly community at FSU and beyond to engage with and act on innovative ideas in teaching, research, and creative activity. We privilege marginalized voices and unique contributions to scholarly discourse. We support interdisciplinary inquiry in our shared pursuit of research excellence. We work with scholars to explore and implement new modes of scholarship that emphasize broad impact and access. The DRS team specializes in:

At FSU Libraries, the Office of Digital Research & Scholarship (DRS) is home to Digital Humanities initiatives and resources. DRS supports DH projects and pedagogy through training on tools, method and platforms, advising on digital project development, and collaborative research projects.

The U.S. Copyright Office defines copyright as "a type of intellectual property that protects original works of authorship as soon as an author fixes the work in a tangible form of expression." Copyright ensures exclusive rights to copyright owners such as making copies, derivative works, public distribution, public performance, and public display.


The Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (VARA) is a specific part of the U.S. Copyright Code that protects the moral rights of artists such as reputation on the grounds that art ownership is not limited to property rights). Some limitations on physical qualities of the work.


Fair use is a legal doctrine that promotes freedom of expression by permitting the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances. It is a legal exception in the interests of teaching, research, and scholarship. Intellectual products such as papers, presentations, artworks, and performances created for your studies are generally protected for educational purposes.


The visual and performing arts disciplines have also created their own best practices for interpreting copyright and fair use. Here are a few examples but always check with your major program for their preferred resources:

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