User Responsibilities and Ethics
Library seeks to provide a safe, secure, and appropriate study environment for the benefit of all service users. All service users are expected to treat Library facilities, library Services staff and fellow users with dignity and respect. Students who demonstrate unacceptable behavior will not be allowed to use the library and maybe banned from all services and will be referred under the Student Disciplinary procedures.
Visitors may use our books, periodicals, online databases, and other materials on-site for general and research purposes, providing use does not conflict with our primary responsibility to the ABA students and staff. Visitors are required to show some official identification at the library reception.
Electronic databases are limited to the Applied BusinessAcademy authorised users (students, faculty, and staff). Users attempting to access library databases both on and off-campus will be required to log in with their User ID and password. Users must follow 'Fair Use' as outlined in theCopyright Law and provisions of license agreements with individual providers.Online database material obtained must be used for personal, non-commercial purposes. Improper use generally includes, but is not limited to, utilizing robots/auto crawlers, downloading entire e-Journals, printing numerous copies of a single article, or publishing articles made available through the databases. Unauthorised use of ABA Library databases and other electronic resources can result in revocation of access.
All library records and other information relating to an individual's use of the library and its resources are considered confidential.These records include, but are not limited to, circulation records of library materials, address, and other registration information, reference or informational questions asked, and computer database searches. This information, however, may be consulted and used by library staff while carrying out library business.
Collection Development is a process of systematically building library collections to meet the studying, training, teaching, accreditation, and learning needs of the users. Priority for library resources to be purchased for the library is given to those materials which meet direct curricular needs in the courses offered. In most cases, the latest edition of the book must be purchased. The library will annually evaluate the users’ needs with the help of the Learning Resources Advisory Committee and recommend sufficient latest books to be purchased.
Ask a Librarian Service
Students, faculty, and staff of the AppliedBusiness Academy can submit reference or general library enquiries to the Librarian during library opening hours or via email24/7. Emails will usually have a reply within 48 hours, excluding holidays. Librarian or Academic Research SupportOfficer will answer your enquiries as soon as possible.
Types of enquiries may include:
· The availability and locations of materials in the library
· Enquiries about services of the ABA Library
· Verification of bibliographic citations
· Addresses for corporations, institutions, and publishers
· Request for brief biographical information
· Assistance with the use of the catalogue, or the online databases
· Harvard Referencing· Use of resources of partner institutions and public libraries
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Library Copyright Guidance: Photocuring Library Materials
ABA has a licence with the Copyright Licensing Agency
(CLA) which allows ABA students and staff to make photocopies of extracts of copyright-protected printed books, journals, and magazines, in line with the limits and conditions set out below.
Photocopying is limited to (whichever is the greater)
: Up to 10%
or one complete chapter
of a book,
plus any associated endnotes or references. E.g., if a chapter comprises 25% of a book, you can photocopy the entire chapter; but if you want to photocopy extracts from more than one chapter, you can only copy up to 10% of the book
. Up to 10%
or one complete article
from a single issue of a journal
plus any associated endnotes or references. Note that these limits apply per issue, so you can photocopy one article from the first issue of a journal, one article from the second issue etc.
Up to 10%
or one report
of one case from a report of judicial proceedings
. Up to 10%
or one paper
from a set of conference proceedings
Up to 10%
of an anthology
of short stories or poems or one short story
or one poem
of not more than 10 pages.
These limits apply per work per course
. E.g., a student can copy one chapter from a book for one course, and the same chapter or a different chapter for another course where the book is also on the reading list.
Photocopying is allowed where material has been published:
In the UK, USA; or
In one of the following "mandating territories": Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Canada (including Quebec), Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago and Turkey; or
... provided the work does not appear on the CLA's List of Excluded Categories and Excluded Works
or list of Excluded US Publishers
. These lists covers authors and publishers who have decided to exclude some or all of their works from the licence.
The CLA licence does not
allow users to copy:
Printed music (including the words)
Maps and charts
Unpublished works, e.g., manuscripts, archives, and doctoral theses
Works on the CLA’s list of Excluded US Publishers
Works excluded directly by the author or artist
Works excluded by the publisher
Works published outside the UK or the "mandating territories"
Publications which include a statement that they are excluded from licences granted by the Copyright Licensing Agency Other licence conditions:
The photocopy must be produced from an original book, journal etc owned by ABA, or from a "copyright fee paid" copy of a chapter or article supplied by an organisation that has a document delivery licence with the CLA (e.g., the British Library). Photocopying of interlibrary loans is not covered by the licence.
Multiple copying is permitted:
e.g., a student may produce photocopies of an item for other students in the same class; a staff member can produce multiple copies to give out in class, or for inclusion in a course pack.