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Publishers, Massey University Library, and ITS staff can monitor the use of all Massey staff and students. If licences are breached by anyone inside or outside the University, publishers can suspend all University access to the resource in question. Licence violations traced back to specific users may result in the suspension of individual accounts or other disciplinary measures.
In general, it is LEGAL to:
In general, it is ILLEGAL to:
When emailing an article to your colleagues, it is better to send a link to the article in question rather than emailing a PDF as an attachment. The same is true for getting together with your colleagues to discuss a journal article: please email a link to the article prior to the meeting rather than printing one copy of the article, and then making photocopies of that copy.
Linking to, rather than photocopying, the article ensures that we are within the licence parameters of every publisher, as all electronic journal publishers (except Harvard Business Review) permit this activity. Furthermore, linking to the article allows the Library to track accurate usage statistics so that we know which journals to renew, and which journals might be candidates for cancellation.
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Last updated on Monday 04 December 2017