Details of the licences the University holds can be found below.
Copyright Licencing Agency Licence (CLA)
The University holds the CLA Higher Education Licence. This Licence provides blanket permissions to copy and re-use of extracts of text and still images from printed books, journals and magazines, and from digital publications including some free-to-view and subscription websites.
The proportion of a work that can be copied consists of:
One chapter of a book
One article from a journal issue;
One paper from a set of conference proceedings;
One report of a single case from a volume of judicial proceedings;
One short story or one poem or one play of not more than 10 pages in an anthology of short stories, poems or plays;
OR 10% of the total publication, whichever is the greater.
There are certain categories of works that are excluded from the CLA Licence. These are:
Maps and charts;
Workbooks, workcards and assignment sheets;
Any work that has been specifically excluded by the Copyright owner.
**Please note that for scanning chapters for uploading to Blackboard or an online reading list additional restrictions apply**
Under the terms of our licence only only designated staff (i.e Library Staff) are permitted to scan articles for uploading to Blackboard as all items have to be checked to ensure that they are covered by the Licence and all scans made need to be recorded and reported to the CLA. Staff who wish to have book chapters or journal articles scanned for adding to Blackboard or their reading list should look at the the Library Scanning/Digitisation Service.
The University holds an ERA (Educational Recording Agency) Licence which allows recordings to be made of television, radio and internet broadcasts for educational use. This Licence covers broadcasts by BBC, ITV and Channel 4. The recordings can be retained, stored and copied in both digital and analogue formats and used for non commercial educational purposes. This includes relay by means of a secure electronic network for access by the university's students and staff, e.g. showing on an interactive whiteboard in a classroom or off-site via Blackboard for students registered o a particular module. The ERA licence does not, however, cover supplying recordings in either hard copy or electronic means to distance learning students outside the UK.
ERA have produced a useful booklet which details the terms and conditions of the Licence.
Does the Licence cover on demand services?
Changes to the terms and conditions of the broadcaster members of ERA now mean that universities which hold an ERA licence can access and download contents from on-demand services such as BBC iPlayer, 4 on Demand, ITV Player and Demand 5 in a similar way to personal private users. More information is available on each of the services:
The university holds the basic NLA licence which covers copying from UK national newspapers, plus 20 regional titles for teaching and learning. A list of titles that are covered by the licence can be found on the NLA Education Establishment Licence.
The licence is limited to copying and circulation of cuttings for internal use and no more than 250 copies of a cutting from any one issue of a NLA newspaper can be made without the written consent of the NLA.
The basic licence allows the licensee to:
Photocopy articles (for study packs for instance).
Scan and upload to an internal and secure intranet or Blackboard.
Email copies of articles to staff and students.
Copies should include the notice "NLA licenced copy. No further copies may be made except under licence."