Copyright and Course Readings

This notice is from the archives of The Notice Board. Information contained in this notice was accurate at the time of publication but may no longer be so.

If you are preparing for Fall 2018 courses or will be engaged in research or other university-related activities that involve copying, distributing, or using copyrighted works, here is a friendly reminder of potential sources of help.

U of L Copyright website resources:

The University Copyright Advisor office ( or 403-332-4472) is happy to assist you with copyright permissions.  For help in clearing copyright for course materials, feel free to:

  • e-mail us your course readings list or syllabus,
  • e-mail us individual readings as you assign them throughout the semester, or
  • provide me with temporary course access to enable a permissions assessment of copyrighted content in your Moodle course.

For each item or reading we will:

  • assess whether permission is needed;
  • determine whether needed permission is covered by an existing license agreement or applicable statutory user’s right;
  • cover the cost of pay-per-use licensing through a new course materials licensing fund, when needed;
  • arrange for Library student assistants to scan and format your book chapter selections on your request; and
  • provide a “persistent link” (when applicable) to ensure on- and off-campus access.

If you ask us to assess your course readings list or content posted in Moodle, upon completion we will provide you with a permissions summary for all items assessed.  We are also happy to help you explore potential alternatives to expensive course textbooks for future courses.

Please contact the Copyright Advisor office if you wish to book an appointment to discuss your needs in detail.  We also welcome requests for copyright presentations or workshops for classes or groups wishing to explore specific copyright issues in-depth.

Rumi Graham
University Copyright Advisor


Rumi Graham | | (403) 332-4472 |