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NHS Copy Aid Launches

A year ago this month, the NHS Copyright First Responders service was launched to help NHS Library staff navigate their way through copyright issues and help in the provision of document supply. In that time we have continued to update the guidance available at   http://www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/information/nhs_copyright.html while responding to specific queries received through the nhscopyrightqueries@libraryservices.nhs.uk email.
 
The queries we receive have informed further enhancements we will be making to the guidance over the coming months and the first of these is available now.  NHS Copy Aid is a new tool designed by Ian Rennie, one of the Copyright First Responders, which will assist in supplying articles in order to meet your users’ needs and meet legal and licencing requirements. Answering a few simple questions will allow you to determine the appropriate licence based on the user, their needs and the source of the document.
So please give NHS Copy Aid a try at http://www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/information/nhs_copyright.html and we welcome any feedback along with you copyright queries to nhscopyrightqueries@libraryservices.nhs.uk.
 
David Watson
 On behalf of the NHS Copyright First Responders

Copyright Guidance – An Update

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 : nhscopyrightqueries@libraryservices.nhs.uk

New Year, no sweat!

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.

http://www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/information/nhs_copyright.html

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”!

Contact your regional NHS copyright first responders

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