Tuesday, June 28, 2011

eTeaching Tip: Before you add a document to your site, check the copyright!

Just a little note.... as it is the start of another academic semester this is a timely reminder that according to University policy and Australian Copyright Legislation that it is a violation to add pdf versions of journal articles, chapters of books, government reports, etc, to your eLearning space. Rather, these should be made available through the Library’s eReadings service and then linked to from your eLearning site.

If you wish to make such items available to your students, you have several options:
1. For freely available government reports provide a link to the document/s from your eLearning space
2. For journal articles, chapters of books, etc. these should be made available through the Library’s eReadings service. Take the worry out of Copyright compliance by sending your eReading requests and submissions to the Electronic Readings Service at
ereading@uow.edu.au <mailto:ereading@uow.edu.au> . For more information on eReadings visit: http://uow.libguides.com/content.php?pid=28220&sid=1204897

Further information on Copyright policy can be obtained from the University copyright page at


  1. Thanks :) That's very useful since it would be a shame to work for months and then having a fall all thanks to one not-copyrighted document!


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