Text works include books, journal articles, anthologies, sheet music, out of print, and website content.
UNSW has an agreement with the Copyright Agency that allows staff to copy and communicate a reasonable portion of text works for educational purposes under certain conditions, without the need to obtain permission from the copyright owner.
To meet our obligation under the agreement, all copying and communication of certain text works should be requested through Leganto.
Read further to find out more about the conditions and limits that apply.
Moral rights and attribution
Under the Copyright Act 1968, authors and artists have the right to be attributed or identified as the creator of their materials, to prevent others from being falsely attributed as the creator, and to ensure their materials are not subject to derogatory treatment. These rights are called moral rights and are separate to copyright protection.
To meet this obligation, attribute the work by providing enough information to identify the creator and the work e.g. author, title, publication year, source.
Under the Copyright agreement the staff can use printed text works and freely available online content in the following ways:
Electronic course readings
UNSW is legally and contractually obliged to ensure all copying and communication done under the Copyright Agency agreement is centrally managed and kept in a single repository. To meet this obligation, all scanned extracts of books and journals articles should be made available through Leganto, the University’s copyright compliance tool and reading list management system and not uploaded directly in a learning management system (i.e. Moodle).
By using Leganto, Library staff can check that all digitised materials are copyright compliant, contain the required warning notices and assist in sourcing digital content were possible.
For more information on how to use Leganto, see How to provide course resources for your students
When providing text works as course materials, the amount that can be copied and communicated depends on the type of material, whether it is from a print or digital source. When copying and/or communicating copyright material, the limits apply on a course by course basis.
Limits by text type
Short quotes & extracts
The following conditions apply:
UNSW Library subscribes to a large, diverse collection of electronic resources, such as databases, e-books and e-journals. Terms and conditions apply to electronic resources and are governed by commercial licence agreement.
For subscribed e-resources, best practice is to create a link. Some electronic resources licences do not allow for a pdf to be downloaded and placed on a learning management system (i.e. Moodle). When linking within Moodle, simply copy the Permalink provided.
To find out how to create a link to subscribed resources in Leganto, see Leganto guide