This section outlines how you can legitimately add scanned readings and other content into your SOL module pages. Copyright affects many of the resources used so you need to be aware of what you can and can't do when uploading externally sourced content to SOL.
SOL modules must not include copies of copyrighted readings that haven’t been processed by the library. You are not permitted to add PDF copies of journal articles, scans of printed book chapters, or saved copies of digitised documents directly into module pages. You should also not assume that something is free to use because it is on the Internet.
There are a number of reasons why these materials are NOT copyright compliant and MUST be removed from SOL pages – and replaced with a legitimate version via the Library that does not breach copyright or usage licenses.
The sections below explain how to ensure your SOL content is copyright compliant - and outlines the potentially serious consequences if it's not.
Please note: although a login is needed to access Solent resources, the reading list is publicly available so it is important to ensure that it is compliant.
Remember! PDF copies of journal articles, scans of printed book chapters, or saved copies of digitised documents must not be added directly into module pages.