Yes. In many cases, works may be scanned and posted under fair dealing or licence terms without the need to obtain permission. Contact Access Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 364-3569 for assistance.
Items in the library's physical collections, such as books, DVDs, and maps
An instructor’s lecture notes or other materials for which the instructor holds copyright
Personal copies of books or other personal items including electronic equipment, artifacts, etc.
Course packs, as long as the material within has copyright clearance
Yes. For instructions on how to create a stable link to an article from one of the library’s databases, see Linking to Licenced Library Material. Keep in mind that occasionally a licence prohibits linking. Please contact Laura Landon for assistance or more information: email@example.com or 364-3569.
Instructors may post their own notes or give them to the library to place on physical course reserve. In addition they may post notes that include copyright-protected material as long as they have the right under fair dealing or another exception to include the material.
Visit the library’s online Services for Faculty pages or contact Access Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 364-3569.
Yes. In most cases, access to ILL copies is provided through an e-mail link sent to the patron’s e-mail address. The patron can then download a PDF. For more information, see the Library's Interlibrary Loan pages.
Mount Allison’s Libraries & Archives has contracts with a variety of vendors and publishers that provide the campus with thousands of electronic resources (databases, e-journals, e-books, streaming video, etc.) costing tens of thousands of dollars per year.
In addition to paying for these resources, the library negotiates licence agreements that stipulate how and by whom a given resource may be used. Users must be faculty, students, or staff. Only these individuals will be registered with the proxy server for off-campus access. Access for the general public is made available through terminals within the library.
If licence terms are violated by anyone, licensors may temporarily suspend access for the entire University community. In cases where a resolution cannot be reached, the vendor may have the right to permanently revoke a licence and access to the resource.
You can help prevent such problems by adhering to good practices and avoiding improper use. Here are some rules of thumb.
Always acknowledge your source on any published or unpublished document when you use data found on electronic resources.
Grey areas: Some licence agreements make express allowances for electronic re-posting on platforms such as Moodle, course packs, multiple copies for classroom use, and interlibrary lending. Other licences may prohibit one or more of these activities. If you have questions about a particular resource, please ask a librarian!