To make a document (whether originally printed or electronic) available on Moodle it is necessary to make an electronic copy and store it in Moodle. Potentially this could cause copyright infringement.
Therefore, it is important to be clear about how published material can be made available to students via Moodle.
The library may have electronic access - check CityLibrary Search in case Library Services already has online access via its journal subscription or e-books collections; if so provide a link to the catalogue on Moodle.
If not, single book chapters and journal articles may usually be digitised by library staff under the terms and conditions of the licence which the university holds with the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA). These items will then be made available via Reading Lists Online (not Moodle). See the information on our digital course readings service for more information about this.
If you want to use web-based material, check if there is information on the site in question which details what is permissible. This information can usually be found in the "terms and conditions" or "copyright" pages or "about us" section of the site.
As a general rule…
If you want to put on Moodle any audio-visual material, images or PowerPoint multimedia, make sure that what you are proposing to do is permissible according to fair dealing, or permitted by the rights holder and (if from an online resource) the provider.
Alternatively, City has subscriptions to the following resources, items from which can be linked to from Moodle:
You should only make this type of material available to students on Moodle by using links. It is not usually permissible to upload personal copies of articles, whether from City subscriptions, other institutions or obtained commercially.
To make online journal articles available via Moodle, follow these instructions:
If the journal title concerned is not listed on the catalogue, the Library may be able to make available a copy of the article you want under the terms of the CLA licence, via the reading list for the module. See the information on our digital course readings service for more information.
Users of online journals and ebooks are subject to the terms of licences which are negotiated between suppliers and subscribers. Usually articles may be downloaded only for private study or research and never for commercial purposes. The licences do not permit making downloaded full text copies available on Moodle.