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Short information on copyright and Conditions of contract in the LiU Library network

Linköpings University Library (LiUB) has contractual agreements with several different providers giving you access to a variety of electronic media. These agreements regulate what rights you have as a Library borrower.  Some of the agreements LiUB has are centrally administrated by the Royal Library (Kungliga biblioteket) in Stockholm.

Consult the following text/links to learn more about the agreements.

Each provider has its own set of rules in their agreement.  Any breach against these agreements, on your part, may be detrimental to the entire University (LiU).

By using common sense and avoiding improper use you can help protect all LiUs users’ access to our electronic media.

Guidelines in the use of electronic media

The material may not be used for financial gain.

Copying or downloading is only permissible for strictly personal use. You may print, copy, photocopy or download any electronic media only for your own personal, non-commercial, academic study and research.

For all non-personal use permission must be acquired from the copyright owner.

You, the end user, are required to read the information regarding the electronic media providers’ usage rights, usually accessible on their homepage.

You are required to list the source of any used material in your documentation.

Systematic or automatic copying/downloading of entire journal issues or books is strictly forbidden.

The selling, distribution or forwarding of copyrighted material through web pages, email or on print to sources outside of Linköping’s University is strictly forbidden.

You may not change or distort the material at its source.

Plagiarism is not allowed.

Rules for teachers and students

While teaching and during studies one may sometimes be required to make photocopies of books and magazines. Because this material is Copyrighted, certain rules or agreements have been erected to help further your studies without infringing the copyright laws. For special use by Universities and Schools of Higher Education, Bonus Copyright has helped organize a subset of agreements. More information can be found on the Bonus Copyright website:

Copy and Share Protected Material within Higher Education Institutions

Please note that when conditions differ between the library’s agreements with publishers and conditions in the Bonus Copyright Access agreement, the library’s agreements always take the upper hand. http://en.bonuscopyright.se/atlas/file.php?archivefile=777
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Open Access Media

There are certain electronic journals which are “Open Access”.  Most of them reside on DOAJ or Directory of Open Access Journals at the Lund University Libraries. This material may be freely used as long as the source is mentioned and the contents are not misquoted or plagiariseds.

For more information please contact:
Axel Tiderman

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Plagiarism and Copyright

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Last updated: Mon May 28 15:04:47 CEST 2018