Copyright Permissions for Licensed Resources

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Licensed Journals and Databases

The University Library holds many license agreements with publishers and vendors of journals and other resources in electronic format that may permit limited downloading, printing, and other uses of licensed works. You may use the Copyright Permissions Look-up tool, below, to search for the titles of journals in order to determine whether your desired use is permitted. This tool can help you determine whether you may, for example, download a copy of a journal article into Moodle, include an article in a printed or electronic coursepack, or place a printed copy of an article on Reserve.

Instructors should note that if you re-use a Moodle course containing licensed material, the original licensed material should first be deleted.  If you wish to use the licensed material again in the new course, new permissions must be gathered or reverified before redownloading the material.  Please contact the University Copyright Advisor if you have questions or would like assistance in determining copyright permissions for journal articles in the Library's collections.


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E-Books

The University Library owns or provides licensed access to more than 40,000 e-books.  The number of users who may access an e-book at the same time ranges from a single user, to an unlimited number of users.  To determine the permitted number of concurrent users for an e-book, search the e-book title in the Library Catalogue, display the full catalogue record, and look for a field labeled "Terms of Use". For example, the terms of use for the e-book Ontologies for Urban Development permit "Unlimited concurrent users," but "Two concurrent users" are permitted for The Routledge Companion to Nonprofit Marketing, and only "Single user access" is available for Arguing About Disability

You may access the full-text of an e-book by displaying the full catalogue record, and clicking the link labeled "access title online (U of L users only)".  The persistent link to an e-book (or any other title listed in the Library Catalogue) may be located by displaying the full catalogue record, and looking for the "Permanent Link" in the bottom right corner.  Copy and paste the permanent link (e.g., http://darius.uleth.ca/record=b1663671~S1) into your document or course management system.

Instructors should note that if you re-use a Moodle course containing licensed material, the original licensed material should first be deleted.  If you wish to use the licensed material again in the new course, new permissions must be gathered or reverified before redownloading the material.  Please contact the University Copyright Advisor if you have questions or would like assistance in determining copyright permissions for e-book excerpts in the Library's collections.

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Films and Videos

The University Library has licensing agreements that allow for classroom use (a noncommercial public performance) of any feature film represented by Audio Cine Films Inc. and Criterion Pictures. These agreements require that each public performance use be reported, whether the film is owned by the Library, rented from a video store, or acquired through interlibrary loan. A list of producers and studios covered by Audio Cine Films Inc. and Criterion Pictures is available on their respective websites. Please fill out and submit a Public Performance Report for every public performance of a film covered by one of these licensing agreements. These agreements cover free public or classroom presentations only; it is not necessary to submit a report for private home use.

The Library seeks public performance rights from copyright owners for all other films and videos acquired for its collections that are not covered by the Audio Cine Films Inc. and Criterion Pictures agreements. When public performance rights are obtained for these films or videos, "Public performance rights for classroom use" is noted in its Library Catalogue record (for example, see the "Terms of Use" field for Why Save a Language?).

When a film or video in the Library's collection may not be viewed in a classroom setting (public performance rights were not obtainable), this is also indicated in the Library Catalogue (for example, see the "Terms of Use" field for Citizen Kane). In such cases, a yellow label is affixed to the front of the film or video container stating "Public Performance Rights Not Available." If you have questions or would like assistance in determining or securing public performance rights for films or videos you would like to use in class, please contact the University Copyright Advisor.

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Contact Us

Office of the University Copyright Advisor
E-mail: copyright@uleth.ca
Phone: 403-332-4472

Rumi Graham
University Copyright Advisor
L1154, University Library

Betsy Greenlees
Copyright Assistant
L1156, University Library

Contact Us

Office of the University Copyright Advisor
E-mail: copyright@uleth.ca
Phone: 403-332-4472

Rumi Graham
University Copyright Advisor
L1154, University Library

Betsy Greenlees
Copyright Assistant
L1156, University Library

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