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Copyright Guide for Faculty and Staff

General Copyright Statement

Saint Mary’s University understands both the desire to protect scholarly research and writing, and the need to exchange and advance knowledge. Faculty and Staff must comply with the Copyright Act. Saint Mary's University believes in fairly compensating content creators for their contributions to academic advancement, while maximizing the permissions granted to us through our paid licensing agreements, as well as the educational exceptions in the Copyright Act.

Reproducing a work can include photocopying, scanning, downloading or uploading the material.

This guide was created in an effort to ensure full copyright compliance and to offer as much copyright support as possible to faculty & staff.

If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions relating to copyright or this guide please do not hesitate to contact the library to have your concerns met.

Please note: a separate guide has been set up to support students in remaining copyright compliant.

Thank you.

Information Sessions

If you would like to schedule a session for your department please contact us. If you have thoughts, questions or concerns related to copyright please do not hesitate to contact Marie (5532) or Simon (6321) and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Copyright Contact at Saint Mary's

Marie DeYoung

University Librarian/Copyright Officer

Patrick Power Library

Saint Mary's University

923 Robie Street

Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

tel 902-420-5532

fax 902-491-8698

Simon Bonnell

Copyright Assistant

Patrick Power Library

Saint Mary's University

923 Robie Street

Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

tel 902-491-6321

fax 902-420-5561





Please note: This guide does not provide legal advice. It is intended to give guidance about acceptable use of copyright protected materials.