The University Library holds many license agreements with publishers and distributors of journals and collections in electronic format. These agreements generally permit reasonable amounts of downloading, printing, linking, or other uses of the licensed content. To determine the allowed uses for articles in a subscription journal:
Note that if you are re-using a Moodle course containing copyrighted material, permissions must be reassessed each time the course materials are used again in a new term as the copyright or licensing status of some materials may have changed. For more information see Reusing Content under the Moodle tab on the Copyright website. The University Copyright Advisor office is happy to assist you with permissions assessment of your Moodle course materials.
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. In most cases you can also link to a specific e-book chapter (e.g., the chapter entitled "Ontology for land development decisions and plans" in Ontologies for Urban Development.
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.
The Copyright Act amendments enacted on June 29, 2012, that came into effect on November 7, 2012, included expansion of the educational exceptions to copyright infringement to cover the public performance of cinematographic works (e.g., films and videos). Section 29.5 (d) of the Copyright Act provides that the public performance of a film or video in class is not an infringement of copyright as long as:
Prior to November 7, 2012, the University Library held two licensing agreements that allowed for classroom use (noncommercial public performances) of feature films represented by Audio Cine Films Inc. (ACF) and Criterion Pictures. These agreements required the University to report each of its public performance uses regardless of whether the film was owned by the Library, rented from a video store, or acquired through interlibrary loan.
As of March 1, 2013, the Library's Criterion Pictures and ACF licenses have expired and were not renewed. Public performance reporting for classroom screenings of films licensed by Criterion Pictures and ACF is therefore no longer required.
If you have copyright questions about films or videos you wish to use in class, please contact the University Copyright Advisor.
University Copyright Advisor office
University Copyright Advisor
L1154, University Library
Copyright & Technical Services Assistant
L1156, University Library