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Avoid copyright issues with "proxy link"

Date of news: 13 February 2023

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Sharing books and articles with students via a proxy link ensures that you are not violating copyright: it allows students to view publications from a workspace off campus by logging in with their S number. You put the proxy link before the link to the article or book.

Creating a proxylink

Creating a proxy link from the link of e.g. an e-book is easy: place https://ru.idm.oclc.org/login?Url=  before the link to the e-book. So in the case of this copy: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ubnru-ebooks/detail.action?docID=29731896 the proxy link will be: https://ru.idm.oclc.org/login?Url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ubnru-ebooks/detail.action?docID=29731896

Referring to mandatory study literature as e-books

More and more mandatory literature is also available as e-books. All of these e-books are listed in this libguide. The proxy link to use for the book is already listed.

Copyright agreement

Dutch universities have an arrangement with Foundation UvO (UvO = Uitgeversorganisatie voor Onderwijslicenties: 'publishers organisation for educational licenses’). As a result, teachers do not have to ask permission for every single article or chapter they want to share. However, this cannot be unlimited. Violating the limits raises costs for all universities.

A brief summary of what is and isn't covered can be found in this PDF.

Do you have questions about copyright? Contact the Copyright Information Point of the Division of Information and Library Services (ILS): copyright@ubn.ru.nl . Of course, you can also visit the Library of Science.

Team Library of Science
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