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Copyright For Faculty & Staff

Learn more about copyright at Niagara College.

What you need to know about coursepacks/course manuals...

Coursepacks are compilations of selected readings created for a specific course. Course packages are subject to royalties because they are sold to students. Coursepacks must be cleared by the library prior to each submission for copying (generally, publisher permissions must be obtained every time an item is used in a coursepack, regardless if permission has been obtained in the past).

Coursepacks must be submitted to the Library for clearance 6-8 weeks prior to the start of the term in which the coursepack is to be used, i.e., by June 30 for Fall term, October 31 for Winter term, February 28 for Spring term.

Is a coursepack necessary? Have you considered posting links to journal articles in Blackboard instead? This is an ideal solution to ensure copyright compliance, to support Niagara College's sustainability goals, and to help students save money. Check out our Databases page for more information.

Course Manuals

If you are submitting a course manual that consists entirely of material created by Niagara College faculty (including any photos, diagrams, etc.), the following disclaimer must appear on the front page of the manual:

This course manual is the copyright of Niagara College and permission is granted for use within the Niagara College community.  The information contained herein is entirely original material created by faculty expressly for this course.  No further copying is allowed without permission of the copyright holder.

 

Note: Have you considered posting the entire manual on Blackboard instead? This is an ideal solution to ensure copyright compliance, to support Niagara College's sustainability goals, and help students save money.