Recently we told you about the help that was available for copyright queries both by asking us directly (http://kfh.libraryservices.nhs.uk/new-year-no-sweat/) and on the newly updated copyright guidance and FAQ pages (http://kfh.libraryservices.nhs.uk/copyright-no-more-cold-sweats/).
Since then there have been two important updates.
Firstly, the CLA have updated their website producing a new page dedicated to the CLA Licence Plus for the NHS, reflecting the recent addition of the Royal Society of Medicine as a supplier of Copyright Fee Paid articles and including an integrated Permissions Checker. The new page is available at https://www.cla.co.uk/nhs-england-licence. As before, the ‘Public Sector’ option should be chosen when checking permissions. The information available at http://www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/information/nhs_copyright.html has been updated to reflect this, adding a new guide clarifying when to order Copyright Fee Paid articles.
Secondly, a new page has been added to the guidance specifically to address copyright in NHS-Higher Education crossover situations. This follows the webinars presented on this subject by the CLA at the end of last year. The new page can be found at http://www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/information/copyright_NHS_HE.html.
Finally, remember if you have any copyright queries please email us at : email@example.com
As written in the previous blog by my colleague David in November, copyright can bring us all out in a “cold sweat”.
To help make copyright easier for us all, the copyright first responders group has updated the information available for all to use on the copyright page of the NHS Library and Knowledge Services webpage.
It describes what may be copied under the NHS CLA Licence Plus and the UK Copyright Act and is full of hints and tips and quick links to help you.’
We will be adding FAQs shortly:
- copying from national core content
- supplying to patients and public
- sharing copies between the NHS and higher education
In the meantime, have a look at the website and “don’t sweat the small stuff”!
North – Susan Smith and David Watson
Midlands and East – David Law, Joan Lomas, Vanessa Ancliffe, Martin Elcock, Ian Rennie
London and South – Tricia Rey, Helen Williams, Helen Bingham, Sue Robertson
Post prepared by Sue Robertson