The Brickell Medical Sciences Library now has an annual copyright license from the Copyright Clearance Center. The Copyright Clearance Center acts as a clearing house for managing permissions and payment for the use of copyrighted materials. At its site, you can find out how to obtain permission to reproduce copyrighted content such as articles and book chapters in your journals, photocopies, course packs, library reserves, Web sites, e-mail and more. This site acts as the agent on behalf of thousands of publishers and authors to grant permission.
This license covers a large catalog of copyrighted materials and includes reproduction and distribution rights for the campus community. The Annual Copyright License is designed to help save faculty and staff members' time, support learning and research, and ensure that the college is in compliance with copyright law.
How to check if a title is covered by the license
To see if a title is covered by the library's Annual Copyright License with the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC),
- Go to the Annual Copyright License search page: http://www.copyright.com
- Enter the title of the periodical or book. You can also search by ISSN or ISBN. Note: for articles, be sure to search for the title of the periodical, not the title of the article.
- Click "Search."
- On the search results page, find the publication title.
- When you find the correct publication title, look in the "Annual License Holders" box on the right.
- If "Academic License - Digital/Print" has a green check mark next to it, you are free to use this title in your course materials or share it with others at EVMS. You may continue to use the material for the duration of the library's license agreement with the CCC.
- If "Terms" appears beneath "Academic License - Digital/Print," check to see what terms the publisher has placed on this item.
- Enter the publication year and then click on the "Annual License Options" tab to see if the year is covered.
- If a title is in the public domain, then you may freely share or distribute it.
What the license covers
The library's Annual Copyright License covers 1.5 million titles, including journals, magazines, newspapers, and books, and it grants EVMS employees and students the right to use and distribute print and electronic content from these 1.5 million titles in:
- Course reserves
- Postings in Blackboard
- Class handouts
- Email among EVMS faculty, staff, and students
- Research collaboration among EVMS students, faculty, and staff as well as collaboration with outsiders working on a research project sponsored by or recognized by EVMS
- Administrative communications
- A small, password-protected repository for use by a small group of EVMS faculty and students
Note: the repository must be small in size and restricted to on-campus use by a class or small group. It must not replace the need for a subscription to or the purchase of copyright works.
What the license does not cover
- The reproduction of all or substantially all of a work
- The right to use, manipulate, or change a copyrighted work so that it does not substantially resemble the original
- The right to use a work for advertising or promotion
- The right to create a database or collection, except one created for an individual academic course or for a small group of employees or students
Note: the database or collection must also be small in size and must not replace the need for a subscription to or the purchase of copyrighted works.
- The right to distribute copyright-protected works to anyone other than a EVMS employee or student unless that person is collaborating on a research project sponsored by the college.*
- Interlibrary loan borrowing or lending
- Usage rights for audio, video, and images
Note: photographs and images included in a covered work may be shared but only in the context of the work.
* The license does grant college employees the right to share a paper or electronic copy with a government agency or recognized accrediting agency if the content is required by the government agency (e.g. for patent applications) or accreditng agency and if that copy includes the following notice: "This Copy of Copyrighted Material was Made and Delivered to the Agency under License from Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. -- No Further Reproduction is Permitted."