Algonquin’s licence with Access Copyright grants permission for Algonquin faculty, staff and students to reproduce and distribute portions of published works within Access Copyright’s repertoire in print and digital format.
You may copy up to 20% of a repertoire work or make a copy of a repertoire work that is:
Attribution is required for display or distribution of copies made pursuant to this agreement. Copies shall include, where reasonable, on at least one page, (a) a credit to the author, artist or illustrator, and to the source; and (b) a notice stating “Copied under Permission from Access Copyright. Further reproduction, distribution or transmission is prohibited, except as otherwise permitted by law.
The library subscribes to thousands of online journals, streaming videos and ebooks. Students, staff and faculty have access to all materials licensed by the library, however usage restrictions may apply. Where there is a conflict between the terms of a licence agreement and the fair dealing policy, the terms of the licence agreement apply.
Licence agreements for digital resources generally allows:
Digital Locks or Technological Protection Measures (TPM) can be as complicated as encoding on software or as simple as a notice. They can exist on their own or apply on top of existing licensing. They can either restrict access to copyrighted material, such as the coding of a software, or restrict the use of content. Types of digital locks can include:
When permission cannot be obtained, access may be possible by purchasing a transactional licence from the copyright holder or collective agency.
Additional resources and further details can be found on the library's OER subject guides.