Answered By: Simon Goose
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2024     Views: 1

Students and staff of the University and library readers are reminded that the use of online content including databases, ejournals, ebooks, theses, and images is subject to copyright law and the publishers' licence terms which cover downloading, printing, and re-use of content.  It is the individual's responsibility to ensure that their actions do not breach copyright or the licence agreements. Failure to do so could result in legal action or the publisher withdrawing the University's access to a resource.

Terms and conditions of use are often incorporated into the resources themselves.  Copies of licences for individual digital resources or collections are available on request.   Information for staff and students on copyright licensing is available from the Office of Scholarly Communication and from the University Legal Services Office Guidance on Copyright pages.

The majority of ejournals and databases licensed by the University are covered by the JISC Model License.  Use restrictions on resources licensed by Eduserv Chest as detailed in this form are binding on first use of the resource.