Copying Books and Journals for Class Purposes
Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) Higher Education licence
The University has a Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) Higher Education licence which allows additional copying for educational purposes beyond that which is allowed under the Act.
This applies to print material only and does not cover videos, maps, newspapers, electronic sources including databases etc, which are licensed separately (see below).
Under the licence multiple copies of the following can be made for students on the basis of one per student and a copy for the lecturer:
A single extract or several extracts from a published edition as long as the total copied does not exceed 5% of the whole work or
One chapter in a book
One article in an issue of a serial publication or in a set of conference proceedings
One short story or one poem not exceeding 10 pages in an anthology
The entire report of a single case in a set of published judicial proceedings
Diagrams, illustrations, drawings, photographs and other graphic works, may be copied, either as a part of the extract limits identified above, or in isolation, provided that they are copied from the pages of a source which is licensed material.
Copies may be made for acetates and OHP transparancies provided they are for class use.
The CLA licence includes the following restrictions:
material may NOT be stored in digital format ie scanned (unless by Library staff under the HE Licence)
copies must NOT be sold or hired
certain publishers, publications and countries of origin are excluded from the licence – this information is available on the CLA Excluded Categories and Works List.
This is available from the Photocopy Centre service desk and the Document Delivery Office or can be viewed at:
Guidance on what you can copy is also placed next to the photocopiers in the Library.
Works of some US publishers can be copied under a reciprocal agreement – see the list at http://www.cla.co.uk/us_participating_publishers.php
TIP: The HE licence permits multiple PRINT copies only. If you require a scanned copy, the Library can scan copies under licence. Check out our Scanning for classs purposes page for information.