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Copyright and Fair Dealing

Information for Faculty

Reserves and Moodle
The Library is pleased to offer a reserves service for Faculty.  For more information about this service, which includes tracking down material, digitizing according to copyright legislation and fair dealing guidelines, tips on creating links to licensed content for reading lists in your Moodle course sites, and more please check out the link above, drop by the Library in person, phone 902-457-6250, or e-mail

Course Material and Copyright
The Library is pleased to offer copyright compliance services for any course material which might be over fair dealing guidelines or for which MSVU does not license at this time. For example, there have been instances where faculty are using a textbook that has gone out of print; often times we can contact the publisher and license a digital version for the course. When in doubt, contact and our team will begin the process of placing a request for obtaining rights for use.   

It has come to the University's attention that there is a website known as Coursehero which students have been using to upload course materials.  If you encounter this and do not want your materials posted, a memo from the Vice President Academic was sent to faculty outlining steps to take in these situations. For more information, contact the University Librarian for assistance. 

Thesis Advisors
If you are a thesis advisor, please note the important information for Graduate students. More guidance for graduate students will be coming soon.

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