Q: What can I copy and share with my research partners?

A: Under Fair Dealing, you may copy a work for the purposes of research, private study, etc. provided that the use is "fair".


Q: What copyright issues should I be aware of when publishing in journals?

A: Content forthcoming


Q: What copyright issues should I be aware of when publishing in books?

A: Content forthcoming


Q: Who owns copyright in scholarly work? 

A: Copyright for scholarly work, such as academic papers, is initially held by the author. However, authors are commonly asked to agree to a copyright transfer to the publisher when their work is accepted for publication. Each copyright transfer varies in the degree of rights given to the publisher, and what rights are retained by the author, and those rights may be negotiated.


Terms relating to copyright ownership and use of materials created by faculty are set out in Article 2.11 (3.0), Works, of the StFX AUT Collective Agreement.


Library News

Tue, April, 27, 2021

Please be advised that all in-person services and space bookings will be cancelled until further notice.  We will offer curbside pickup of physical materials, as well as online and phone support, from 9am to 4pm... Read more

Thu, April, 1, 2021

Please be advised that our online catalogue will be undergoing maintenance on Monday, April 5th, beginning at 8pm and lasting approximately 1 hour.  Users will still be able to search the catalogue during the... Read more

Fri, February, 26, 2021

The Angus L Macdonald Library and our University Librarian, Sandy Iverson, are pleased to introduce our new blog, "... Read more

Thu, October, 1, 2020

The Angus L. Macdonald Library is excited to announce the removal of late fees on all materials and equipment in our collection effective immediately.  Late fees have also been eliminated on items borrowed from... Read more