Materials that you access via the library will usually be licensed to the University for use by students and staff for educational purposes.
This does not permit those materials being used for commercial purposes such as a student’s employment, or shared while on work placement.
There is a risk a copyright owner will contact the institution complaining that material is being used contrary to the licence terms and seeking payment for commercial use, from the institution or the work placement provider/employer.
Infringement may also result in disciplinary action taken against you by your college or university and loss of reputation with the work placement provider/employer for both you and your institution
You will be able to use Open Access resources when on work placement or in employment. These are freely available academic sources that can be accessed from anywhere.
Readers of Open Access publications are allowed to redistribute, re-use and adapt the content in new works (in accordance with the
Creative Commons licence selected).
It's good practice to check the copyright status of each item that has been published via open access.Remember to ACKNOWLEDGE your sources.
This guide is a starting point for finding high quality open access resources that you will be able to use in your workplace instead of materials you would access from the Library when you are studying.