If you are using an electronic resource from the web, or from an online database then linking to the original resource is always the first preference.
Follow these simple guidelines:
No copyright material (a PDF of an article, book extract, etc.) should be downloaded and stored in iLearn@Bond, even if this is permitted such as in the case of open access journals or freely available material on websites. Always link to the original resource, including e-articles or e-books in databases to which the Library subscribes.
An attribution statement should be incorporated into the course materials alongside the link to the document.
If it is not possible to link to the material you require, please submit the material as an attachment via the online Subject Resources Request Form, or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org so that it can be checked for copyright compliance and stored locally in the e-reserve. A member of the Library team will then provide you with a link to this stored version of the item for iLearn@Bond.
Copies of newspaper articles, photographs, images, extracts from e-books, etc. that cannot be linked to, should also be sent to the Library for processing rather than copying them into iLearn subject sites directly.
In instances where the extracts are located in subscription databases, the Library team will check the relevant licence agreement to see if the vendor permits a copy to be kept in another online location.
To include material in iLearn submit the item/s as an attachment via the online Subject Resources Request Form or send it by email to email@example.com and the Library team will do all the checks for copyright compliance, digitise the material if necessary, and provide you with a link to the electronic copy to place on your subject site in iLearn.
To comply with copyright law, the Library can only make digital copies of one chapter or 10% of a book, or one article from a journal issue. If the material you require is available in a licensed subscription database the Library will provide you with a link.
Staff using iLearn should be aware of the provisions of the Australian Copyright Act which in general terms (and subject to some exceptions) prevents a person from copying, reproducing, adapting, broadcasting or transmitting copyright material in an online environment without the copyright owner’s permission. This limitation applies to adding third party resources to Subject Sites, participating in a Discussion Board, or creating a Blog.
Users should be aware that material is still subject to copyright even if it does not contain a copyright notice or a © symbol.
Linking to online material is the most compliant method.
Did you know that PressDisplay offers functionality to link to digitised news articles?