This short guide covers some of the main points that Library staff may need to be aware of.
The CLA Licence allows - subject to terms and conditions or specific exclusions - the copying of extracts of text and still images from all printed books, journals and magazines published in the UK and from overseas, as well as from many digital publications.
To check coverage use the Check Permissions tool:
The Licence states that apart from material that is free-to-view, source copies which can be copied from include:
Source copies which can't be copied from include:
Sharing library facilities
If the Library shares facilities with a partner organisation, for example another HEI, FEI or an NHS Trust, its important any item used as a source copy is owned by the University and NOT the partner organisation. Conversely, a partner organisation CANNOT use publications owned by ourselves as source copies.
Sharing digital copies
A digital copy can be supplied to another licenced HEI or FEI - or we can receive a digital copy from another licenced HEI or FEI - provided that both institutions own or subscribe to the source publication. Any such copy must be treated as if made here at the University.
Note: neither ourselves or another licenced institution can create a repository of digital copies.
Copies can be made available to: