The licenses for some e-journals provided by the Library allow instructors to upload articles into secure course management systems. While posting a PDF of a journal article may be possible, it is worth considering whether there is a better alternative, such as providing a direct link to the article. A direct link provides access to the most recent version of an article, with corrections, changes and supplementary material which might have been added after a copy is uploaded.
It is important to remember that the Fair Dealing Policy and NIC’s electronic licenses generally do not permit you to upload to a website, or create links on a website, that is not part of NIC’s secure network.
Please note that just because you acknowledge the author and source of a work doesn’t mean you won’t be liable for copyright infringement. Acknowledging the source is no defense if the way in which you’ve used the work is not permitted under the Copyright Act of Canada. So make sure you either fall within an exception or have the copyright owner’s permission.
When posting to LEARN, your attribution should include:
Always make the greatest effort to include as much detail from the source as is available. If the creator is unknown, be sure to include that in your attribution.
If it is not possible to include an attribution statement with the work copied, use a bibliography or a list of sources that clearly identifies which citation accompanies which work.
For additional examples of media attribution visit https://www.library.unisa.edu.au/media/1832/attribution_examples1.pdf
|Creative Commons license||
Example of photograph attribution:
John Green, North Island College.
Team, Portfolio, Institution
Published by Committee Members, Teaching and Learning Committee, North Island College.
|Images from books, internet, etc.||
|Scanned copy of a short excerpt||
|Material from library's electronic resources||
|Powerpoint slides from lectures||
|Powerpoint slides provided by publisher||
(Adapted from University of South Australia Library media attribution https://www.library.unisa.edu.au/media/1832/attribution_examples1.pdf .)
The information in this guide was derived from the copyright documentation created and generously shared by the following post-secondary institutions:
This guide provides information about copyright, licensing and related topics. It is not intended as legal advice.
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