4. LIBRARY INTERLIBRARY LOAN AND ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
The UBC Library has articles electronically transmitted to it from other libraries, and the current practice is that the Library then makes the articles available to the requestor in print. This practice is consistent with UBC Fair Dealing Guidelines.
4.2 What are licences for electronic resources?
The UBC Library contracts with a variety of vendors and publishers to provide its users with thousands of electronic resources (databases, e-journals, e-books, etc.) costing millions of dollars per year.
In addition to paying for these resources, the Library negotiates licence agreements that stipulate how and by whom a given resource may be used. Users must be currently registered UBC faculty, students, or staff. Only these individuals will be registered with the proxy server for off-campus access. Access for the general public is made available through terminals within the UBC Library.
If licence terms are violated by anyone, licensors may temporarily suspend access for the entire UBC community. In cases where a resolution cannot be reached, the vendor may have the right to permanently revoke a licence and access to the resource. You can help prevent such problems by adhering to good practices and avoiding improper use. Always acknowledge your source on any published or unpublished document when you use data found on electronic resources.
Some licence agreements may expressly allow electronic reserves, course packs, multiple copies for classroom use and interlibrary lending. Other licences may prohibit one or more of these activities.
If you have questions about a particular resource, please contact us through the Copyright Contacts and Resources page.
4.3 Are there special rules for scanning?
If you want to scan something, you may do so only if the use falls within one of the exceptions in the Copyright Act, such as fair dealing, or where no permission is required, such as scanning a public domain work. If what you want to do falls outside the exceptions and is not in the public domain, you will need to get the copyright owner’s permission.