Copyright at Georgian

Library & Academic Success Copyright Team

Library & Academic Success Copyright Team

Library &<br/>Academic Success



This guide was designed solely for informational purposes for Georgian College students, faculty & staff.

All other users are encouraged to check and confirm the information with their institution.

This site is prepared by library staff and is not reviewed by legal counsel.

Copyright FAQs

I’m a professor. Can I scan some information to make it available to my students on Blackboard?

We can help with this! Contact us through our copyright team email with details about the information you'd like to make available. We will determine if it can be posted in Blackboard, provided through eReserves, or accessed in another way.

As a professor, can I post additional/ancillary resources from the publisher of our required textbook on Blackboard?

Most publishers will allow you to share the content as long as it is a required textbook. Contact us through our copyright team email to confirm that your textbook’s publisher allows this..

Does the library offer professors any options or services for placing course materials on reserve?

Yes! The library offers both print and eReserves. Contact us through our copyright team email and tell us what you'd like. We'll figure out the details.

I have found an image from a website. Can I use it in my slides or lessons for class? What about images in library databases?

Images found on the web can have a variety of copyright or open licensing permissions. The library also has databases with images that you may be able to use. Contact us through our copyright team email for guidance.

I want to use a video from one of the library's streaming databases. Do I have to add anything for copyright?

Video streaming collections from the library are licensed for use by Georgian staff, students, and faculty for educational purposes. We recommend that you include a citation to acknowledge the source. If you want to access streaming links from off campus, check with us about creating persistent links.

I'm a professor and I usually show a DVD in my in-person class. Now that we are online, what can I do?

Contact us through our copyright team email and include the title of the video you would like to use. We will find out what options are available.

I would like to show a YouTube video in class. Is this allowed?

YouTube is a great educational video source but there are some steps to take first. To ensure copyright compliance, you need to determine who owns the rights to the video posted.We're happy to help you determine this. Contact us through our copyright team email.

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