What is the proper etiquette for copying a guide from another LibGuides system? Is it necessary to get permission from the guide owner?
We recommend that you ask the original guide owner for permission to copy their guide into your system. While it's not "required" to have permission, it is nice to give folks the option to say "no" before copying. Also, keep in mind that when you copy a guide into your system, the original guide owner will receive an email notification that their guide was copied, including which system copied it - so it's just nice to let folks know before you do it.
Of course, if you're reusing content from our Best Of site (http://bestof.libguides.com), all the guides featured there have been cleared for sharing, so you don't need to ask permission on those. In addition, many guides/systems have prepared statements clearing their guides for sharing - for example, Rich Gause at UCF included a "Permission to Reuse This Content" tab on his awesome "How To" guide (http://libguides.lib.ucf.edu/libguides-tips), and Jason Puckett and Joel Glogowski use a Creative Commons license on their guides (see their EndNote guide at http://research.library.gsu.edu/endnote for an example)