Because of the copyright concern, the Library will not accept requests for depositing in the Course Reserve any photocopies of articles or book chapters that are not copyright cleared. Academic staff will need to seek permission from the copyright owner and provide to the Library with a copyright clearance support document when submitting materials as such to the Library.
However, academic staff should note that "multiple copies of a work may be made by or on behalf of a teacher giving a course" under certain circumstances. A set of guidelines called "The Guidelines for Photocopying of Printed Works by Not-for-profit Educational Establishments", developed under the Copyright Ordinance by a working group chaired by the Director of Intellectual Property Department HKSAR, enables teaching staff to decide to what extent and under what circumstances they can make multiple copies of printed materials, and distribute the copies to their students during class. Details of the Guidelines can be found on the CityU web page "University Intellectual Property Policy and Related Matters".
Academic staff may also consider the following alternatives:
Any queries regarding the Depositing Policy can be directed to the Library via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 3442-6954.