Whenever you distribute photocopies in class, place copies of materials on reserve, or make scanned copies available on your Viking Web course page, it is your responsibility to consider copyright issues and to make good faith compliance efforts. General fair use provisions of the copyright law and the Agreement on Guidelines for Classroom Copying are considered the standard guidelines to employ.
When using reserve services at Memorial Library, your submission of a Reserve Request Form is your assurance to us that you have made a good faith compliance effort.
Although reuse and posting rights vary by publisher, most articles or items accessible via Memorial Library's licensed databases may be incorporated (via direct link, not scan) into your own course pages at any time.
Even if the Library has not purchased online access, the work you want your students to use may be available for free on a legitimate Web site, such as an online open archive, the author’s homepage, or an open access journal. Most sites allow students to print a copy for personal use.
If you do link to material licensed by Memorial Library, it is important to capture the link in a manner that includes the authentication information students will need to access the material off campus. Quick instructions are below, or we are happy to help -- just Ask Us!
Add links to articles & other full text resources anywhere on your course page that accepts hyperlinks.
It is important to note that for the links to work correctly both on and off campus, you must format the URL correctly. In most cases, you can’t just copy the link from your browser search box.
Copy the link
The method of capturing the link varies from source to source. In general, look for something called a stable link or permalink. Here are some examples:
Check for the proxy instructions
Be sure the link includes the text necessary to let students access the material off campus, or using their cell phone data account: http://ucheck.berry.edu/login?url= Add this text to the beginning of the URL if necessary.
For example, here's how the the url for "No Throwing Popcorn" from the Feb. 2009 issue of Cartographic Journal would look:
Although this remains an uninterpreted area, the same fair use provisions of the copyright law and the Agreement on Guidelines for Classroom Copying that provide general guidance are considered to also be useful when a lawfully created electronic copy is not already available. And, although there are no hard and fast rules that govern providing electronic access to copyrighted material, there are a few actions that are generally considered best practices: