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Ambrose & Copyright

Ambrose relies on the Canadian Copyright Act (and especially its fair dealing provisions) to govern decisions with respect to copyright. The Ambrose Library continues to monitor developments in Canadian copyright legislation and will update the Ambrose Library’s copyright pages to incorporate any changes.

The best way to understand the implications of Canadian copyright law for teaching and learning at Ambrose is to review Ambrose’s Fair Copying GuidelinesThese guidelines are for the education of the Ambrose community and should not be construed as legal advice.

We will update these pages as new developments occur. Any copyright-related questions or concerns should be directed to Sandy Ayer, Ambrose’s copyright officer.


Adapted by Sandy Ayer, Director of Library Services, from the web page created by Simon Lloyd of UPEI’s Robertson Library (used with permission).

22 September 2017

Fair Copying Guidelines

Introduction

Copying (e.g., photocopying or scanning) of any works can be carried out under any one of the following circumstances:

  1. The work is in the public domain. 
  2. Copying is explicitly allowed by the rights holder through a Creative Commons or Open Access license or similar statement.
  3. The work is appropriately licensed by the Library (see below under Online materials).
  4. The person making the copies has secured the permission of the rights holder, usually the author and/or the publisher.
  5. The copying falls under the educational exceptions or fair dealing provisions of the Copyright Act.

Print materials (that fall outside categories 1-4 above)

You may copy:

  1. One entire short story, play, poem, or essay from a book containing such works
  2. An entire newspaper article or page
  3. One article per journal issue
  4. One chapter of a book, but only up to a maximum of 10% of the total pages of the book

If you would like to copy more than one chapter of a book, contact Sandy Ayer to see if the library might be able to purchase an e-book version licensed for unlimited simultaneous users.

Online materials that the Ambrose Library licenses

  1. Create a persistent link to the article on the Moodle site for your course
  2. Please contact Sandy Ayer to determine whether the Library's license for a particular database allows for posting copies of articles on Moodle.
  3. If linking is not possible, and Ambrose does not have a license to post PDFs, faculty members may make electronic copies to post to Moodle, but they must respect the principles of fair dealing.

Materials that you mostly made yourself but that include some third party material (like a PowerPoint you made that includes images you got from elsewhere)

  1. You must credit the source for each third party item used within the document
  2. Keeping to the amount guidelines for print materials (see above) is likely to be fair for images that come from a larger work (e.g., a single picture or illustration from a book)
  3. Otherwise, you need to determine that your use is covered by fair dealing or else obtain permission from the copyright holder. See UBC's recommendations for some minimum limitations and more information.

Materials you found on public websites

Content on websites can be displayed in class or linked to through Moodle, unless there is a statement on the site expressly forbidding such use.

Other situations

Follow the guidelines offered by these links

Or do your own fair dealing analysis using University of Waterloo’s Fair Dealing Flowchart.

Linking To Articles from Moodle

To link to electronic articles from Moodle, you will need to create a stable URL that does not change over time. Such URL’s are often called persistent links, but they are also known as permanent links, permalinks, durable links, stable links, or PURLS (Persistent Uniform Resource Locators).

Persistent Links connect users directly to a library database or an electronic journal article, and since no copying is involved, using them is one of the simplest methods of including high quality resources in Moodle websites, syllabi, documents, or emails.

For step-by-step instructions on creating persistent links in selected article databases, please refer to the table below.

Database Vendors and Instructions for Creating Persistent Links

Database Name

BioOne

From your search result, copy and paste the URL from your browser

 

  • BioOne

EBSCOhost

  1. Click on the desired title in the results list
  2. Click on “permalink” from the menu to the right of the text box
  3. Copy and paste the permalink

 

  • Academic Search Complete
  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
  • Bibliography of Native North Americans
  • Business Source Complete
  • Canadian Literary Centre
  • Canadian Reference Centre
  • Child Development and Adolescent Studies
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
  • Education Research Complete
  • Environment Complete
  • ERIC
  • Family & Society Studies Worldwide
  • Gender Studies Database
  • Humanities International Complete
  • Literary Reference Center
  • MasterFILE Fulltext Premier
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • New Testament Abstracts
  • Old Testament Abstracts
  • PsycARTICLES
  • PsycINFO
  • Regional Business News
  • SocIndex with Full Text
  • Wilson Biological & Agricultural Index Plus

Gale

  1. Click on the desired title in the results list
  2. Click on the “bookmark” icon
  3. Copy and paste the Bookmark URL

 

  • Business Insights: Essentials
  • Contemporary Authors
  • CPIQ
  • Literature Resource Center
  • Shakespeare Collection
  • World History in Context

JSTOR

  1. Click on the desired title in the results list
  2. Click on “view citation.”
  3. Copy and paste the “article stable URL”
  4. Prepend the off-campus sign-in prefix
    http://ezproxy.acnuc.talonline.ca/login?url

 

  • JSTOR

Oxford English Dictionary Online

From your search result, copy and paste the URL from your browser.

 

  • Oxford English Dictionary Online

ProQuest

  1. Click on the desired title in the results list
  2. Click on “citation/abstract”
  3. Copy and paste the “document URL” (found near the bottom of the citation).

 

  • Canadian Newsstand
  • CBCA Complete
  • New York Times (1851-2009) with Index (1851-1993)
  • ProQuest Education
  • ProQuest Religion
  • ProQuest Science

PubMed

  1. Click on the desired title in the results list
  2. Copy and paste the URL from your browser

 

  • PubMed

Adapted by Sandy Ayer, Director of Library Services, from the web page created by Simon Lloyd of UPEI’s Robertson Library (used with permission)

31 May 2013