Digital licence for educational use

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Using Kopiostos digital licence you are allowed to scan printed publications and copy text and images from open websites.

Using Kopiostos digital licence you are allowed to scan printed publications and copy text and images from open websites. The licence applies to both domestic and foreign materials.

The licences allows you to scan and distribute:  

  • an article from the printed original scholarly journal
  • 20 pages (or maximum 20 %) of a printed book.

The digital copies have to be reported to and labelled at Kopiosto. As a teacher you can do this yourself at Kopiosto's web page (information only in Finnish and Swedish). Alternatively the library can do the reporting.

To use the library’s services you should:

  1. Scan the source (article or book chapter). Save each source as a separate digital copy (pdf-file).
  2. Send the pdf-file(s) to library@hanken.fi. In the e-mail add  bibliographical information of the source.
    • Article: author, article title, journal title and publishing data
    • Book: author, title, publisher, year, volume, issue, start page
    • Estimated number of students on your course.
  3. The library reports to Kopiosto and sends the labelled and licenced copy back to your e-mail. The copy is ready to be uploaded on Moodle.

The digital licence is an agreement made by Arene (Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences), UNIFI (Universities Finland) and Kopiosto (Finnish Copyright Society).

Questions about the digital licence? Please contact
Marianne Dube
3521 264, marianne.dube(at)hanken.fi