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The University is providing study space for students who require access to study spaces or IT resources that they cannot access from home.
Students who are able to study from home or in their accommodation should do so and avoid travelling to campus.
Both the Harold Cohen Library and the Sydney Jones Library are open 8am – 11pm, 7 days a week with limited availability. You should only visit the Library if it is essential to do so and you must book a study space before you visit.
Opening hours are subject to change in response to any changes in circumstances or new guidance that we receive.
Students will be able to book up to 30 hours per week(Sun-Sat) in the libraries.
Spaces can be booked up to 48 hours in advance and will only be made available on the booking system 48 hours before.
There are various ways you can use copyrighted material in your teaching - either directly in Lectures, or posted onto Canvas/VITAL - without having to gain permission first or risk infringing copyright law.
Use of Materials in Lectures and Lecture Capture:
Built into the UK copyright law are ‘Acts Permitted in relation to Copyright Works’.
These acts are often referred to as ‘Copyright Exceptions’ i.e. exceptions to copyright law.
Copyright Exceptions and Lectures:
Copyright exceptions allow LIMITED use of copyrighted material for educational purposes in lectures WITHOUT having to gain permission and WITHOUT infringing copyright law.
Copyright Exceptions for Education:
The material is included solely to illustrate a point;
The material is included for the purpose of criticism or review;
The material is being used for quotation;
The material is included for the purpose of caricature, parody or pastiche;
For ANY of the above copyright exceptions to be applied, the use of the material must ALSO come under the concept of ‘fair-dealing’ i.e.
The amount of the material used must be reasonable and appropriate to the specific purpose - usually only part of a work may be used.
Use of the material must not interfere with the commercial interests of the rights holder
The material must not be used for commercial purposes;
The material must be accompanied by a sufficient acknowledgement/attribution;
Here is an example of how to give attribution to a PowerPoint or Word Document:
For assistance with the recording and reporting procedure and initial queries about the Licence, please contact the appropriate Liaison Librarian
Further enquiries about copyright and licensing, please contact the Licensing Manager.
If any person becomes aware that any defamatory, inaccurate or copyright infringing material is included within VITAL or any other reason why it would be expedient for the University to remove materials whilst an investigation is undertaken by the Head of Department, they must contact the University Computing Services Department immediately.