iTunes U Representative (Draft 02.11.08) Policy
SMU on iTunes U (itunes.smu.edu) went public on August 24, 2007 with Academic Computing Services coordinating the initial site development. The University is now ready for the next phase where participating SMU organizations take responsibility for creating, promoting, and managing their own content.
To that end, Budget and Information Technology Services (BITS) requests that all Deans and Vice Presidents appoint an iTunes University representative for their area. For larger organizations, multiple representatives may be appropriate. Representatives might be an existing webmaster/information provider and, for larger organizations, someone with public relations responsibilities. BITS will provide technical support for the iTunes representatives as well as offer campus wide training for content creators. Academic Computing will support faculty who use iTunes U in their courses. Office of Legal Affairs will assist with respect to copyright questions.
The major responsibilities of the iTunes U representatives are:
- monitoring content created by your organization for compliance with SMU’s Acceptable Use, Copyright and other relevant policies;
- assisting with content creation as necessary;
- uploading podcasts and other materials to iTunes U for your organization that are optimized for iTunes U;
- maintaining your section of iTunes U (monitoring disk usage, deleting out-of-date files, etc).
In particular, schools, departments and organizations are responsible for adhering to the following policies for publicly accessible materials:
- All content publicly accessible within SMU on iTunes U must have been created by or on behalf of your school, department or organization.
- No intellectual property created by others, including text, images, video, music or other materials, may be included unless the materials are in the public domain or SMU has written permission to distribute such materials on iTunes U.
- No content that might be considered by any person to be slanderous, libelous or otherwise injurious to another party, including SMU, may be uploaded to iTunes U.
- The University may remove without notice any materials for which it receives a complaint or that it deems to be questionable.
As part of the appointment process, we ask that the attached form be completed to identify the representative for each school or department and to indicate that the school or department assumes responsibility for content uploaded on its behalf.