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Library Resources for Remote Delivery

Embedding library resources into your online course & Moodle site

Options for Digital Course Packs

Scans/copies of traditional commercial (text)book chapters and/or journal articles

The rules regarding inclusion of copyrighted materials are the same whether the course pack is provided online, via email or in print. You can provide a limited amount of material under the Fair Dealing guidelines, which you will find on the copyright guide: https://libguides.kpu.ca/copyright/fairdealing If you have questions about inclusion of copyrighted materials in your course materials, please contact the copyright team: copyright@kpu.ca 

A good general principle to follow:

  • course materials for which fair dealing will be claimed should be posted on course management sites that limit access to currently enrolled students, rather than posting on the open Internet. We recommend that you post copies on Moodle wherever possible, or email them directly to your students. This reduces the risk of infringement since access can be restricted to students in a specific class.

Functionality, Features, and Permissions of Different Ebook Collections

Mulitidisciplinary Collections:

Collection Simultaneous Users Download Options Printing, Copying, E-Mailing, etc. Permissions

Academic Ebooks (Ebsco)

 

Most books allow unlimited simultaneous users.

Some books allow 1, 2, or 3 simultaneous users. 

The record for each book shows permissions.

Most books allow chapter or section downloads in DRM-free PDF format.

Most books allow full downloads for a 7 day period. Users must create a personal EBSCO account and have Adobe Digital Editions installed.  

Most books allow varying amounts of printing, copying, and emailing.

Click on the title and look at the publisher permissions section of the record for details.

Limits will also be displayed when clicking on the print/email/copy icons above the reading pane.

Chapter or section downloaded PDFs can be printed, saved, and emailed. 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.
Ebook Central (ProQuest)

Most books allow unlimited simultaneous users.

Some books allow 1, 2, or 3 simultaneous users

The record for each book shows permissions.

Most books allow chapter or section downloads in DRM-free PDF format.

Most books allow full downloads for a 7 day period. Users must create a personal ProQuest account and have Adobe Digital Editions (desktop/laptop) or Bluefire Reader (phone) installed.  

Most books allow varying amounts of printing, copying, and emailing.

Click on the title and look at the publisher permissions section of the record for details. 

Limits will also be displayed when clicking on the print/email/copy icons above the reading pane.

Chapter or section downloaded PDFs can be printed, saved, and emailed. 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.
Credo Reference

Most books allow unlimited simultaneous users.

Some books allow 1, 2, or 3 simultaneous users

Most books allow chapter or section downloads in DRM-free PDF format.

Copying and pasting is enabled.

Downloaded PDFs can be printed, saved, and emailed. 

Email function is available. 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.

Incorporating reasonable amounts of content into electronic and print course packs and Moodle is allowed.

 

DesLibris

All subscribed books allow unlimited simultaneous users.

Some books are not included in the subscription and are not accessible.

Not Available.

Copying and pasting enabled.

Printing up to 10% of a book or report is allowed. 

 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.
Sage Knowledge Unlimited  Most books allow chapter or section downloads in DRM-free PDF format.

Copying and pasting is enabled.

Downloaded PDFs can be printed, saved, and emailed. 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.

Incorporating reasonable amounts of content into electronic and print course packs and Moodle is allowed.

 

Sage Research Methods Unlimited  Most books allow chapter or section downloads in DRM-free PDF format.

Copying and pasting is enabled.

Downloaded PDFs can be printed, saved, and emailed. 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.

Incorporating reasonable amounts of content into electronic and print course packs and Moodle is allowed.

 

Scholars Portal Ebooks (Association of Canadian University Presses)

Some books allow single users only and some books allow multiple simultaneous users. 

After clicking on an ebook title, check the  usage terms on the left hand side. 

Most books allow chapter or section downloads in DRM-free PDF format. Limits on the number of pages are displayed. 

Copying and pasting is enabled.

Downloaded PDFs can be printed, saved, and emailed. 

 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.

Incorporating up to 15% of a book or 1 chapter of a book into electronic and print course packs and Moodle is allowed.

 

 

Subject-Specialized Collections:

Collection Simultaneous Users Download Options Printing, Copying, E-Mailing, etc. Permissions
Berg Fashion Library Unlimited Users must create a personal account to save items in folders. 

Copying and pasting enabled. 

Printing chapters enabled. 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.

Incorporating reasonable amounts of content into electronic course packs and Moodle is allowed.

Bloomsbury Design Library Unlimited Users must create a personal account to save items in folders. 

Copying and pasting enabled. 

Printing chapters enabled. 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.

Incorporating reasonable amounts of content into electronic course packs and Moodle is allowed.

Books24x7 Unlimited Not available. 

Copying and pasting is enabled.

One page at a time can be printed via browser's print function.

No emailing functionality. 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.
Harvard Business Ebooks Unlimited

The record for each book shows permissions.

Most books allow chapter or section downloads in DRM-free PDF format.

Most books allow full downloads for a 7 day period. Users must create a personal EBSCO account and have Adobe Digital Editions installed.  

Most books allow varying amounts of printing, copying, and emailing.

Click on the title and look at the publisher permissions section of the record for details.

Limits will also be displayed when clicking on the print/email/copy icons above the reading pane.

Chapter or section downloaded PDFs can be printed, saved, and emailed.
Not available at this time.