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Copyright Guidelines: Start Here

Guidelines for using library resources in learning and teaching


There are two parts in the Copyright Act (Parts VB and VA) which allow for educational institutions to copy (‘reproduce’) and ‘communicate’ works for educational purposes; one for text based resources (Part VB administered by the Copyright Agency), and one for audio-visual resources (Part VA, administrated by Screenrights).

The library has license arrangements with publishers and vendors that allow different types of copying and communication from journal databases. Often direct linking to articles in journal databases can avoid the copyright issues copying may involve. Direct links can also be made to many of the library’s ebooks and video resources.

Each time you upload a resource to Moodle, email full citation details for inclusion in the College's copyright register.