Keeping plagiarism in check using software: Librarians as enforcers of academic integrity

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Abstract

For several years, Texas Tech University Libraries offered a subscription to two online tools to check for plagiarism, Turnitin and iThenticate. Librarians served as administrators of the service, and they partnered with other university departments including IT, Worldwide E-Learning, and the Ethics Center to integrate the software into the Learning Management System and to educate instructors about it. This role had benefits and drawbacks, because it put librarians in the role of enforcing academic integrity as opposed to serving as a support resource for the campus, and issues persisted as the library transitioned administrator responsibilities to another academic department. The authors recommend that librarians determine whether such software solutions align favorably with their mission and advocate for campus policy discussions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKeeping plagiarism in check using software: Librarians as enforcers of academic integrity
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Pages107-127
StatePublished - Nov 25 2020

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