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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:
Specific licence permissions and restrictions, such as whether or not a journal article PDF can be uploaded onto the Stream server, vary from publisher to publisher. Check the Library Catalogue for specific permissions and restrictions when preparing course material. To do this, click on the more info link located in many Catalogue records (click on the image below to see the full screen view):
The authorised users, permissions, and restrictions display in the window that opens (click on the image below to see the full screen view):
If no information is listed for your journal, please contact the Library with your article citations. We will provide you with direct article links for your teaching materials.
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 11 September 2017