Scanning Print Materials for Class Purposes
From August 2005, the Higher Education Copyright Licence allows some material to be stored in digital format i.e scanned provided the Library scans it and it is for use on designated units only.
There are certain restrictions - the item has to be published in the UK and copying limits remain as for the photocopy licence i.e. only 5% or one chapter, article etc can be copied for use by each unit. In addition material published outside the UK, USA or on the following list: Works excluded from the HE licence is not included in the licence although the Library may still be able to source a copy for you by other means.
The CLA has indicated that they would consider "compilations consisting of a series of chapters from ‘core’ student textbooks" to be in breach of the spirit of the licence. The CLA and Universities UK have produced joint guidance over what is considered to be a suitable course pack:
The CLA and Universities UK - Good practice guide in the creation of course packs
For more advice, please contact the following staff:
Graeme Barber: Deputy University Librarian (Customer Services & Operations)
. Ext: 3867. Tel: 023 8031 9867
Julie Kingstone: Digital Systems Support Librarian
Room: ML013 Ext: 3260. Tel: 023 8031 9260
Personal scanning is not covered under the new CLA licence.
If you want to include an extract from a book e.g. an image, table or graph within a powerpoint presentation, you can do so provided the extract is scanned by the Library staff.
TIP: The HE licence permits scanning of documents by Library staff only. Check whether we have digital copies in one of the Library's subscription databases or contact your information librarian to investigate the possibility of having something scanned. Personal scanning is not covered under the new CLA licence.