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Updated guidance from your NHS Copyright First Responders!

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:

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! nhscopyrightqueries@libraryservices.nhs.uk

Helen Bingham
Head of Knowledge Services and Technology Enhanced Learning (South)

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