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:
- Copyright Permissions Flow Chart: Outlines when permission is and is not needed.
- Guidelines for Copying under Fair Dealing: Summarizes what fair dealing is under the Canadian Copyright Act and kinds of copying that may be permissible without permission or fee payment. See also the FAQ on fair dealing.
- Readings in Moodle: An FAQ that explains options for distributing copyrighted materials in Moodle. See also the page on reusing content from a prior semester.
- Readings on E-Reserve: Describes how to put readings and other items on E-Reserve, as an alternative to Moodle. Ask the Library to scan readings you need or send your selection of links or PDFs to the Library. (Print Reserve remains an available option.)
- Articles in Library e-journals: Use the Copyright Permissions Look-up tool to determine, for example, whether you can download an article from a particular journal into Moodle, or share it with a colleague outside of the U of L.
- Chapters in Library e-books: Find out how many users may access an e-book (or an e-book chapter) concurrently.
- Harvard Business Review (HBR) articles: An FAQ on options for using “top 500” online HBR articles as assigned readings in your courses.
The University Copyright Advisor office (firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
University Copyright Advisor