Documentation:Koerner Library Services Referral/Copyright

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Welcome to the wiki for Koerner Library Services Referral. This wiki is a space for Koerner Library staff to share and contribute knowledge regarding referral to our many services.
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Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office


Assistance with using any form of copyrighted material in the preparation of scholarly materials, including:

  • Course Materials – course material reviews for copyright compliance; permissions assistance; posting material in Connect; using images in the classroom, etc.
  • Theses – using images and figures; using prior publications, etc.
  • Journal Articles & Publications – using prior publications, copyrighted materials; copyright transfer agreements
  • Presentations & Posters – using images; distributing copies, etc.
Services Provided

Faculty and Staff:

  • Copyright Consultations: help with questions through email, phone, or at weekly in-person clinic (sign up here, or just drop-in).
  • Course material reviews: copyright review of teaching materials (reading lists, Powerpoint presentations, etc).
  • Permissions: assistance with obtaining permission / transactional licenses for course materials

Graduate Students:

  • See the Faculty of Graduate Studies Events Page for future sessions of this workshop.
General Contact Info

Email for all services:

For immediate assistance:
Devin Soper, Faculty Course Associate: 604.827.2006

Whom to Refer To Email goes to everyone in office; the appropriate person will get back to patron.
If Staff not Available
  1. Provide email address: (usually same-day response)
  2. Refer to website:
Location Koerner, HSS Offices
Hours of Service Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Keywords and Phrases
  • Copyright
  • Permissions
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Open Access
  • Author Rights
  • Thesis / Dissertation
  • Publishing
  • Scholarly Sharing
  • E-licenses / Transactional licenses
Sample Questions
  • Can I post this PDF of a reading to Connect for my students?
  • Can I use this image / figure / graph in my thesis?
  • Do I have to ask permission to use it?
  • Can I take this map / data set / image and add my own information to it for my thesis?
  • Do I have to ask permission to do this?
  • Can I use parts of an article I have published in my thesis / a new article?
  • How do I get permission to use this copyrighted material?
  • Do I have to ask permission to use this data set?
  • Is this fair dealing?