Users are advised that all copying is governed by the Copyright and Related Act, 2000. To comply with the Act material copied must be for individual research and private study only. The Act is available here.
In addition to copying allowed under the Act or by individual supplier, the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency has a licensing scheme in place for Irish Higher Education Institutions. The terms of this licence allow extended rights under certain circumstances. Details and exclusion lists of what can/cannot be copied are available here.
The Library subscribes to a large number of online resources which are available to the students and staff of the Institute. These include databases, e-journals, e-books, standards and are subject to the licensing terms of each supplier.
If you wish to make an electronic resource available via Blackboard, it is recommended that you link directly to the item on the original website rather than downloading the item. Each site will have its own licensing terms. It is not permitted to upload electronic materials to Blackboard unless you have the publisherâs permission to do so. In the case of material which was not originally in digital format, you will need written permission to convert it to a digital format and to include it in Blackboard.The Irish Copyright Licensing Agency does allow the scanning of certain works published in Ireland to Blackboard under the âDigital scanning and intranet extension for certain works published in Irelandâ.
If you have any queries regarding copyright, please contact Pat Doherty by email at Patrick.doherty.@staff.ittralee.ie