Before you can copy materials, you must first determine whether you are able to copy specific works. Below is a simple five-question guide to assist in making decisions regarding your rights and responsibilities concerning the use of a work:
Substantial use is not a discrete amount; rather, it is dependent on context and the extent of the material used. Please refer to Copyright @ Western’s Substantiality Guidelines.
Your ability to use a work is dictated by the licensing agreement negotiated with Western or Affiliate libraries. For more information about Licensing, please refer to Copyright @ Western’s Licensed Use Guidelines.
These are only general guidelines. Please refer to Copyright @ Western’s Copyright Decision Map for more information regarding what can and cannot be copied and/or placed on reserve.
All items on library reserve must adhere to the Canadian Copyright Act or fall within Fair Dealing legislation (Section 29 of the CCA).
Beryl Ivey Library staff will analyze all library reserve requests for copyright and/or fair dealing compliance and will not approve requests that do not meet the requirements.
It is very important that all slides and images are in grayscale or black and white. Please do not submit colour files. It is very costly for students to print notes or slides in colour.
Please ensure that all slides have a white background and black font. Coloured or dark backgrounds use a very large amount of ink toner when printed. This can be costly for both the library and students.