The Daily Motion reports that professors at Syracuse University are beginning to question the effects turnitin.com has on professor-student relationships.
Jonathan Lethem has contributed a superb, thoughtful essay on plagiarism to Harpers. With regard to plagiarism, he observes "it becomes apparent that appropriation, mimicry, quotation, allusion, and sublimated collaboration consist of a kind of sine qua non of the creative act, cutting across all forms and genres in the realm of cultural production."
Richard A. Posner's The Little Book of Plagiarism (Random House, 2007) surveys the legal, ethical and practical issues involving "literary theft."
Lehigh University's student newspaper reports that the number of recorded instances of cheating and plagiarism remains constant, and isn't in fact decreasing.
There is a growing concern at University of Buffalo regarding the extent to which the use of Turnitin violates student privacy.
ACRL is offering a Webcast, "Combating Student Plagiarism," on 10/26, 2:00 p.m. EST
The Webcast explores the role of the academic librarian in combating student plagiarism. Lynn Lampert, coordinator of information literacy and instruction at California State University-Northridge will lead this Webcast.
Registration is limited to 60. ACRL and ALA members receive a registration discount. For complete information, including a link to registration, go to: http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlproftools/plagiarism.htm
San Jose State Uni has produced a tutorial and quiz to discourage undergraduate plagiarism.
Bloomberg.com reports that several Ivy League Universities are refusing to subscribe to plagiarism detection resources claiming that, "using software would undermine the trust between teachers and students."
The Chicago Manual of Style has gone online. A free trial is available.
In a surprising development, iParadigms appears uncharacteristically sensitive to the matter of intellectual property in their dealings with the unversity: