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iLearn and the Web

Copyright Compliance in the Digital Environment

Staff using iLearn should be conscious of the provisions of the Australian Copyright Act which in general terms (and subject to some exceptions) prevents a person from copying, reproducing, adapting, broadcasting or transmitting copyright material in an online environment without the copyright owner’s permission. This applies to adding third party resources to Subject Sites, participating in a Discussion Board, or creating a Blog. Users should be aware that material may still be subject to copyright even if it does not contain a copyright notice or a © symbol. To ensure compliance place an Electronic Use Notice at the beginning of each PowerPoint presentation.

  • Materials created by Bond University staff can be placed into iLearn.
  • Materials where permission has been gained can also be placed into iLearn, such as publishers' PowerPoint Slides.
  • Using YouTube videos in iLearn is subject to some conditions.

All other materials must be provided to the Library for registration before being made available in iLearn. See the information under Compliance Checks:  It's part of our Service below.

iLearn@Bond guidelines

If you are using an electronic resource from the web, or from an online database then linking to the original resource is always the first preference.

No copyright material (a PDF of an article, book extract, etc.) should be downloaded and stored in iLearn@Bond, even if this is permitted such as in the case of open access journals or freely available material on websites. Always link to the original resource, including e-articles or e-books in databases to which the Library subscribes.

An attribution statement should be incorporated into the course materials alongside the link to the document.

If it is not possible to link to the material you require, please submit the material as an attachment via the online Subject Materials Request Form, so that it can be checked for copyright compliance and stored locally in the e-reserve.  A member of the Library team will then provide you with a link to this stored version of the item for iLearn@Bond.

Copies of newspaper articles, photographs, images, extracts from e-books, etc. that cannot be linked to, should also be sent to the Library for processing rather than copying them into iLearn subject sites. In instances where the extracts are located in subscription databases, the Library team will check the relevant licence agreement to see if the vendor permits a copy to be kept in another online location.

For guidelines on using Audio-Visual material in iLearn consult the Use of AV material in teaching webpage.

Compliance Checks: It’s part of our Service

To include material in iLearn submit the material as an attachment via the online Subject Materials Request Form and the Library team will do all the checks for copyright compliance, digitise the material if necessary, and provide you with a link to the electronic copy to place on your subject site in iLearn.

To comply with copyright law, the Library can only make electronic copies of one chapter or 10% of a book or one article from a journal issue available at any one time. You will be contacted if there are any issues with copying and communicating the material. If the material you require is available in a licensed subscription database the Library will provide you with a link.