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Copyright @ NSCC

Copyright information for NSCC faculty, staff and students.

Printing @ NSCC

COVID-19 & Printing -- Print Services is open and accepting print jobs!

Send completed order forms (as an editable Excel file) to

Tips for Completing Order Forms

  • All print jobs require a completed order form.
  • Make sure you have an order form with the most current list of learning materials approved by the Copyright Office by downloading a new form every time you need to place an order.
  • Please give your order form a unique file name that reflects your print job request by using the SAVE AS a new file option.
  • Submit order form files (Excel file) as email attachments. Paper or PDF versions of the form will not be accepted.
  • Need help completing the order form?

Quotes & Printing Questions

Contact NSCC Print Services.
Jay Ede (Manager): 902-491-6740, Cell: 902-719-6920 /
Anna Dahl (Lead Print Technician): 902-491-6723 /

Placing an Order

NSCC Copyright Office
Lynn MacGregor (Copyright Officer) /
Samantha Delaney (Copyright Assistant) /

NSCC Bookstore orders MUST use this print request order form.

Title List

All titles on the NSCC Bookstore order form are covered by a permission agreement or have been reviewed and cleared by the Copyright Office.

Adding Titles

Contact the Copyright Office to find out how to have new titles cleared and added to the order form:
NSCC Copyright Office
Lynn MacGregor (Copyright Officer): 902-221-0773 /

Printing Questions

Contact NSCC Print Services.
Jay Ede (Manager): 902-491-6740, Cell: 902-719-6920 /
Anna Dahl (Lead Print Technician): 902-491-6723 /

Course Packs and Other Learning Materials

The NSCC Print Services order form includes a section for adding bibliographic details about copied content in your print job. Please indicate on the order form the condition the copyrighted content is being copied under:

  • Fair Dealing
  • Licence
  • Open Source
  • Permission from the copyright owner

Why do we need this information?

To confirm that the fair dealing copyright exception applies and to document the use of copyright protected content under this users right. Meeting these requirements will protect both you and the institution.

Required Information

  • Faculty Name
  • Course Code
  • Course Name
  • Number of students
  • Source -- The title, author, publisher and publication date of the book or other source used.
  • Pages copied -- ie pages 1-2, 35, and 71-81
  • Pages in original work -- ie 532 pages (the textbook you are copying from is 532 pages)

If the copying exceeds the amount permissible under Fair Dealing, you will be contacted about finding alternate ways to use the material. For example a license or permission.

NSCC has a Course Pack Repository available on the NSCC Curriculum Repository

The course pack repository provides quick access to the most recent, copyright approved version of course materials for your programs for ease of sharing, printing and uploading to Brightspace.

The repository includes:

  • NSCC created course materials sold in NSCC bookstores
  • Milestone Documents (e.g., safety milestones)
  •  NSCC created course materials designated as core compulsory material
  • NSCC authored learning material used at more than one campus

Request printing of documents from this repository through Print Services:

  • Use the Print Services Order Form
  • Coose the ‘Document Title’ from the drop down list,
  • Check copyright cleared repository, and
  • Ensure that you include the required course information (Faculty Name, Course name, Course code, Number of students, School, Campus, & Semester) for all orders.

The copyright detail section of the Print Services Order Form does NOT have to be completed for course materials in the cleared repository. This information was submitted and documented as part of the clearance process.

If you have any questions about the ‘Course Pack Repository’ or are interested in determining if your materials are eligible for inclusion, please contact the Copyright Office at


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Copyright Permissions

When the nature or extent of copying falls outside of "fair dealing" faculty are responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright holder.  Support is available from the Copyright Office or your Campus Librarian.

Who owns the copyright?

Check for copyright information on the:

  • BOOKS: verso (flip side) of the title page
  • CDs/ DVDs: slip case of a video, sound recording, or boxed set
  • FILMS: credits statement (beginning or end of a video)
  • WEBSITES: rights statement on the web page (usually found at the bottom of the page).
  • accompanying contract or license

Requesting Permission

  • Establish who holds the copyright
  • Fill out a copyright permissions request form on the publisher website or
  • Write a letter to the copyright owner or publisher (attention: permissions).

Your letter should include the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Institution
  • Audience and Purpose --ie. students for educational use in a classroom
  • Medium -- ie. print handouts and posted to a password protected CMS
  • Title and edition #
  • Author / Creator
  • Publication Date
  • ISBN or unique identifier ( ISSN, catalogue number, program number)
  • Range to be copied -- chapters, pages, or section.

Keep copies of the permissions you receive.

**Copies of permissions should be sent to copyright so that they can be added to the central permission repository.
**Submit copies of relevant permissions to the print shop with your print job order.

Requesting and receiving permissions via email?

Letters of permission, including email permissions, require a level of formality. To help ensure you receive useable permissions consider including this template in your email.