While the Library Staff is excited about all the possibilities afforded with the implementation of the MyGateApps system, we do have one specific concern regarding copyright compliance as it applies to journal articles and other online content.
Just as with Course Reserves/E-Reserves through the Library, the same article/item cannot be placed on MyGateApps more than one semester without the copyright holder’s written permission. Also, if the EKS Library has online access to the article it cannot be placed on Reserve and should not be placed on MyGateApps. In this instance, please share the citation or link with your students so they can retrieve the item using the Library’s online databases or from the Internet.
If you do choose to upload course materials to the Documents or Sites section of MyGateApps, please adhere to the following three guidelines in order to comply with copyright:
How long can each item remain on MyGateApps?
One semester only without seeking the copyright holder’s written permission
With whom can I share these items?
Only students enrolled in the class may have access to the items
How do I ensure access to the item is password-protected?
When you send invitations to your students to view the item(s), be sure to invite them “To view” and not “To edit” the item. Also, please make sure that the note “Sign-in is required to view this item” appears at the bottom of the “People with access” tab on the Sharing screen.
If you have questions regarding this information, please contact Amee Odom at 8096.
The Library constantly and consistently provides information updates regarding Copyright issues. Copyright has a significant impact on the daily activities of the Library and the Wingate University faculty.
For instance, a journal article may not be placed on Reserve for more than two consecutive semesters, EReserves require class rosters prior to activation, and librarians are prohibited from making photocopies for any patron…and these are only a few “rules” that we address on a daily basis.
We appreciate the faculty’s efforts to comply with the ever-changing facets of Copyright Law. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding Copyright issues, please contact Amee Odom at 8096 or email@example.com.