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Copyright Clearance Center, Reserves & E-reserves

Mansfield University now holds an Annual Copyright License from Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). This license enables everyone at Mansfield University to reproduce and distribute certain copyrighted content, in both print and digital form, across campus with the confidence that sharing is being done within copyright laws and university guidelines.
 
Why does this matter?

  • Copyright laws have been getting stricter. This limits what the library can make available on e-reserve and what the faculty and administration can make available in Desire2Learn.
  • New items placed on e-reserve in the library for the Spring 2011semester will have stricter guidelines.
  • Existing e-reserves will need to be in compliance with the stricter guidelines effective May 9, 2011.

What are the guidelines?

  • Articles in an online database the library subscribes to can be used without any restriction as long as you link directly to the article.  Work with Sheila Kasperek to make sure off-campus access will work properly for your students.
  • Articles in print (either from the library or articles you own) can be placed on e-reserve for one semester without any restriction.
  • Articles obtained through interlibrary loan cannot be used in the e-reserve system unless the material is covered under the University Copyright Clearance License. 
  • There is no time limit on the use of resources covered by the Copyright Clearance License.
  • If you wish to use the article for the same class in a different semester, the article must have copyright permission through the CCC license, copyright permission must be purchased from the CCC, or copyright permission must be obtained directly from the copyright holder.
  • Books available online in a database the library subscribes to can be used without any restriction as long as you link directly to the book.  Work with Sheila Kasperek to make sure off-campus access will work properly for your students.
  • Books available in print (either your book or the library’s) can be placed on reserve in the library for multiple semesters without restriction. Books received on Interlibrary Loan cannot be placed on reserve.
  • Books available in print (either your book or the library’s) that you want to make available online:
    • If it is covered by the CCC license or the rights are purchased from the CCC, a portion of the book may be put online and it may be used for multiple semesters. Each request for placing more than 10% of a book online must be handled on a case by case basis, as each publisher has different guidelines.
    • If it is not covered by the CCC license, 10% of the book or one chapter may be put online and it may not be used for multiple semesters. If you wish to use it for more than one semester or use a larger portion of the book, you must obtain permission directly from the copyright holder or purchase copyright permission from the CCC.

What about coursepacks?

  • The CCC license can reduce the cost of coursepacks.
  • The library is working with the bookstore to make sure that students aren’t paying copyright fees on articles that are covered by the CCC license.

How do I know if something is covered by the CCC license?

If Mansfield University has a license, why would we still need to purchase rights?

  • Basically, the CCC license doesn’t cover everything.
  • Remember, rights are needed only for the second semester an article or portion of a book is used or if you want to use more than 10% of a book online.
  • Some journals and some articles are just not covered by the broad CCC license that the university has purchased.
  • In some cases the rights are available for purchase. Costs and pricing models differ depending on the journal.
  • You can find the charges for an individual item that is not covered by Mansfield’s broad CCC license  by looking at the pay-per-use options at https://www.copyright.com/aclacademic
  • The cost of these individual rights for e-reserves or Desire2Learn access cannot be covered by the library.
  • In lieu of purchasing the individual rights to place the material on e-reserve or Desire2Learn, you might consider placing the material in a coursepack, available through the bookstore. Copyright costs are included in the cost of the coursepack and the fee is passed along to the student.

Further questions?