For any one course, we are able to accept copied material within the following limits:
All articles or extracts included in our collections must show full source details and we are therefore only able to accept clearly referenced material, stating:
For books (inc. extracts):
For journals (inc. articles):
The current accord says it is a breach of the Licence if items are placed in a course collection with the intention that students will systematically copy them.
The Accord also says it is permissible to place items in the collection if the intention is to facilitate wider access by students within a restricted time-scale. This is our intention in providing a course collection.
As part of our commitment to this, we expect all University staff and students using the Library course collections to follow these points as set out in the Accord, i.e. staff and students have not, under any circumstances been instructed to copy items held in our course collections.
That is not to say copying is not allowed. Fair dealing allows individuals to copy for the purposes of research or private study.
As space is limited, we ask that you only add items to the collection that many students will need. At the end of the session we remove underused items from the collections.
For online items, our CLA Licence requires us to remove access to any items not required for teaching during the next session.
Please check your course collection holdings annually to ensure the collection does not include material more usefully held as part of the main collections.
A course collection can be created for any course/unit to include, for example, journal articles, extracts from books, lecture notes, exam questions and solutions etc., supplied by the lecturer(s). When preparing material for a course collection please:
Requests for additions to stock are processed in the order in which they are received. Please help us by supplying the following:
these can be submitted and annotated to indicate those items for inclusion. Details of books in stock can be obtained from WebCat. Please remember to include:
The CLA HE licence includes reference to course packs or course collections not being a substitute for an appropriate textbook (textbook substitution). Guidelines in the form of a good practice guide are available to explain this.
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