The copyright database is moving

Published: Monday 26th May 2014

As of Semester 2 2014 the old Library copyright database will be decommissioned, the contents have been moved to a new platform – Equella-CAL. Links to the old copyright database included in LEO units will no longer work.

What is the copyright database?

Australian Copyright Law requires the University to record the communication of copyrighted material via LEO, ACU Library manages this through the Copyright Database which has now moved to Equella-CAL.

Why the change?

A number of factors have influenced this move including:

  • the need to manage copyright compliance and risk to the University
  • the existing (old) Copyright Database:
    • was becoming unstable;
    • contained inaccurate and duplicate records;
    • contained files that did not conform to accessibility standards;
    • did not manage copyright compliance as an automated process.

What you need to do

Consider encouraging students to retrieve required reading material directly from the Library web page.

  • The library subscribes to over $3 million worth of electronic resources.
  • Students can copy and paste article or book titles directly into 'Library Search' and retrieve them on or off-campus, sometimes from a choice of platforms.

If you prefer to provide the content directly via LEO:

  • There is no change to procedures for creating links to online Library eResources (eJournals or eBooks)
  • Library staff will continue to scan copyrighted material for inclusion in the new copyright database (CAL)
  • Library staff will continue to record bibliographic(meta) data in CAL
  • Links can be created while editing or creating a LEO page
  • The procedure for linking to copyright material (online readings) is very similar to linking to any content in Equella

How are links created?

A range of help resources have been developed by LTC and the library.

Access ‘LEO guides for staff’ from the ‘Resources’ block in LEO

A Help guide is available from the Library web page.

Liaison Librarians