The University of Northampton holds several educational licences that enable us to legally copy and share material for teaching and learning purposes with our students:
Educational Recording Agency (ERA) Licence, which enables tutors to create a repository of off-air broadcasts delivered via the Box of Broadcasts service.
Newspaper Licencing Agency (NLA) Education Establishment Licence, which enables University staff to copy and reuse print and digital news content.
The University of Northampton holds a CLA Higher Education Licence that, subject to terms and conditions, permits the copying and re-use of extracts of text and still images from printed books, journals and magazines, and from digital publications including some free-to-view and subscription websites.
Copies may be distributed to registered students and members of staff. Copies made for students on a particular module or programme are subject to specific conditions and reporting requirements and can only be made by the Digitisation Service.
Up to the following may be copied under the Licence, either as photocopies by students and members of staff, or as digital copies by the Digitisation Service:
The library's Digitisation Service can also licence further content via the Second Extracts Permission Service for inclusion on the online module reading list, linked from within NILE. This service enables us to obtain an additional digital copy of one chapter or one article (or up to 10% of the work, whichever is the greatest).
We usually obtain our scans via the British Library and CLA Enhanced Higher Education Supply Service (EHESS), which means we receive a high quality OCR scan, which is better for users with visual impairments.
If you have copyright material you would like digitised and linked securely within your online reading list, contact the Digitisation Service.
The ERA Licence authorises us to create libraries or repositories of broadcasts to copy, access and use, for non-commercial educational purposes from the broadcast output of the ERA’s Members. These recordings can either be held within the library or made available electronically via secure single sign on. The licence also enables access to online or on-demand broadcasts for educational use.
In practice, at the University of Northampton we implement this via Box of Broadcasts (BoB) which is a service delivered by Learning on Screen, from the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council (BUFVC). It is only available to UK HE/FE educational institutions that are members of the Learning on Screen and who are holders of a valid ERA Licence. The BoB online platform enables University of Northampton staff to select, record, store, make playlists and create clips of broadcast material. This is delivered securely to staff and students via the University single sign-on.
The NLA Education Establishment Licence and the Corporate Website Republishing Licence Extension, provide UoN staff with the permission to copy and reuse print and digital news content:
This information is for general guidance and background information only and does not constitute legal advice. The University of Northampton does not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss or damage incurred as a result of relying on information contained on this website.