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Copyright compliance and Digitisation

Reading lists and copyright

JCU has implemented systems and practices to ensure copyright compliance as part of its institutional copyright licence agreement. Using Readings (Talis) to create resource lists removes the copyright risk of loading copies of readings inside LearnJCU/Blackboard - and removes the need for the manual copyright surveys traditionally undertaken every few years by generating reports electronically.

Using Readings appropriately addresses the risk of copyright breach by:

  • Providing direct links to the full text of readings and other resources available online (eg, Library e-journals and databases; openly available sites such as YouTube).

  • Providing live Library availability information for items only available in hard copy (eg, books, DVDs).

  • Providing an option to request digitisation of high demand resources currently only available in print. The Request Digitisation option automatically checks the request against the CAL licence rules. The Library makes the resulting digitised resources available via your list.

Note well: Downloading a pdf copy of a journal article and uploading into a folder on your LearnJCU subject site is a breach of copyright.

Your guide to copyright at JCU

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