All staff and students at the University of Lincoln need to be aware of copyright law and how it impacts their teaching, learning and research. The Library provides guidance to students and academic staff on what can be copied for educational purposes.
Copyright legally protects the original work of authors/creators/publishers; restricting or limiting what can be copied.
In the UK copyright is governed by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) permits Higher Education institutions licenses which provide permission to photocopy and scan from books and journals.
The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) recognises the following as the main categories of works protected in the UK:
List taken from https://www.cla.co.uk/what-is-copyright. When photocopying, printing and scanning, it is essential you keep within the law and the terms of the University’s licensing agreement.
Students are able to make a single photocopy of copyright material for their own private study or research however the amount that can be copied or downloaded is limited.
Under the CLA Higher Education Licence you can photocopy/print:
If identifying the proportion is difficult you will need to estimate a reasonable length.
If you make an electronic copy (scan or save) you should not:
When it comes to copying for research and private study, academic staff should follow the same guidelines as students.
When preparing teaching material, academic staff need to consider the following:
For teaching purposes, the CLA licence permits Higher Education institutions to make multiple photocopies from printed material. Some publishers are not members of the scheme so please check the list of excluded categories and works to see whether the material/publisher that you would like to copy from is not listed.
The amount that can be copied from any one publication is limited (this falls in line with the limitations for private study/research):
If you are photocopying, the number of copies should not exceed the number of students.
The University of Lincoln holds a Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) Comprehensive Higher Education Licence. This Licence allows the University to create digitised material by photocopying and scanning from printed books, journals and magazines.
If you would like to copy extracts from books and journals for teaching purposes, the University’s CLA Higher Education Comprehensive licence allows your Academic Subject Librarian (nominated under the terms of the licence as a ‘designated person’) to make, on your behalf, an electronic copy which will be:
All the same exclusions that apply to photocopying for teaching also apply to digitisation.
In addition, the CLA Comprehensive Higher Education Licence does not permit the following to be copied:
Contact your Academic Subject Librarian for advice on copyright and digisitation of materials for teaching.
The University of Lincoln currently holds a range of licences: