With the arrival of the new CLA Licence Plus for the NHS in England in April, and new recruits to the Copyright First Responders’ Group, we’ve taken the opportunity to review and refresh the guidance we provide for healthcare library staff at http://www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/information/nhs_copyright.html.
The actual changes to the Licence are small – hospice staff are now covered, we may now place bulletins containing journal article/database abstracts on our websites, and we have a new supplier of Copyright Fee Paid articles (Reprints Desk) alongside the existing ones (BL and the RSM Library). But we’ve been through all the guidance with fresh eyes, to see where we might make things clearer or present information differently.
The updated resources include:
- Our Briefing on library and interlibrary document supply and copyright: this includes FAQs, wording for copyright declarations and statements to use when supplying articles, and information for first-time users of Reprints Desk for Copyright Fee Paid articles.
- NHS-HEI crossover copyright queries: for intrepid library staff working at the NHS-HEI interface!
We have also made a slight modification to the good practice guidelines for current awareness services, in the section on IPR and copyright.
If you haven’t looked at these resources for a while, do consider finding time to do so. And if you have a copyright query, you know where we are! firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Knowledge Services and Technology Enhanced Learning (South)