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Spirit of Sharing
The spirit of this project is to openly and freely share our teaching material with each other. There will be no user fees to medical teachers in ACMC affiliated medical schools. We ask only that, if you use material from the repository, then you contribute back to it. Use and contribution do not need to be proportional. Take what you need and give what you can.
What to Contribute
Contribute any “learning object” that you think could be useful to another medical teacher. Learning objects include clinical images, multimedia images, electronic transparencies (builds) illustrations, animations, drawings, videos, audio tracts and more. If you take learning objects out of the repository and create a presentation with it, put that presentation back into the repository for others to use. If you modify an already existing presentation, put that back as a new presentation.
You must own a learning object in order to contribute it. You must be careful not to contribute objects that may be owned by others or that may have copyrights held by another party. You can copyright your own material before contributing it or ask Molson Informatics to copyright the material on behalf of the ACMC. You will continue to own what you contribute. By contributing you give other medical teachers the “right to use” the material with the understanding that it will only be used for non-profit teaching purposes. Intellectual property rights will remain with the originator. Again, by contributing you simply give your colleagues the “right to use”. It is recognized that intellectual property rights may be subject to local university policies which will need to be respected. To use images of recognizable patients you must have written permission from the patient or the family. If this is not possible our Molson project staff will make digital changes to the image to protect the privacy of the patients and their families. Watermarking the teaching objects in order to help protect them from unauthorized use should be included in our group discussions.
How to Contribute
If your material is already digitized, you can contribute it to the repository by going to the download page to be found on the site at (e.g.) http://acmc/repository/portal. Simply use the “browse” facility to identify the file and add the required descriptions to the form. If your material is in analog format print the short form to be found on the download page, fill it out and send it with the teaching objects to:
- The ACMC National Medical Digital Repository 1110 Pine Avenue W. Room 18 Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1A3
The Molson Project staff will digitize the teaching objects it and put them in the repository. The originals will be returned to you. (We may have to limit this offer in case the response is too great).
To Contribute to the Library
- Slides: Send slides with attached metadata (see form) to: The National Medical Digital Repository The Lady Meredith Building 1110 Pine avenue west, Suite 18 Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A3 Your slides will be returned to you when they have been digitized
- Digitized Images – Online: Access the National Medical Digital Repository and drag and drop your images onto the site Complete the metadata form on-line
- Digitized Images – Offline: Complete the metadata form E-mail the image to Donna Benjamin