The Reg Erhardt Library licenses many e-resources (article databases, datasheets, e-books and more) for use by the SAIT community, meaning:
Use of these resources is governed by licenses signed between the Library and our vendors.
The table below outlines common generally accepted uses of e-resources licensed by the Library.
|Generally Allowed||Generally Not Allowed|
|Use by the SAIT community and "walk-in" users not affiliated with SAIT Polytechnic||Remote use or access by those who are not currently members of the SAIT community|
|Printing or downloading a copy of an article||Excessive printing or downloading (e.g. whole journal issues, whole books)|
|Using licensed material for research, instruction or educational purposes; including display of a single copy to a class using a projector or similar technology||Commercial use, sale or distribution of licensed material|
|Sharing an article with a fellow member of the SAIT community||Sharing material with others not affiliated with SAIT Polytechnic|
|Posting persistent links to licensed material into D2L, a class blog, email or similar document for use by members of the SAIT Community||Posting articles, book chapters or whole works on personal websites, class wikis, D2L or similar platforms|
Additionally, the following icons may appear within descriptions of e-resources to further clarify permitted uses, where our licenses specify these uses.
|Linking Allowed||It is permissible to post persistent links to licensed material into D2L, a class blog, email or similar document for use by members of the SAIT Community.|
|Linking Not Allowed||It is not permissible to distribute a persistent URL to a specific resource.|
|Copying Allowed||It is permissible to reproduce an article, or similar portion of a longer resource, for distribution to a class of SAIT students.|
|Copying Not Allowed||It is not permissible to reproduce a work, or portion thereof, for distribution to a class or other group.|
|ILL Allowed||(Libraries Only) The content of this resource is available for Interlibrary Loan.|
|ILL Not Allowed||(Libraries Only) The content of this resource is not available for Interlibrary Loan.|
The information on this page is provided as a summary of common cases and uses. It may not cover all licensing terms across all our vendors. Use of Reg Erhardt Library e-resources is also subject to the Canadian Copyright Act and to SAIT’s Copyright of External Materials Policy AC.2.12 and Copyright of External Materials Procedure AC.2.12.1 .
For information on using Library e-resources for research contact the Library.