Here at CLA we aim to make copyright simple and to help our HE customers access, copy and share the published content they need for teaching and learning, while at the same time ensuring that rightsholders are fairly compensated for their work. As well as our Higher Education Licence and the Digital Content Store (DCS), we have additional services to make things easier for HEIs which include the Enhanced Higher Education Supply Service (EHESS), the Second Extract Permissions Service (SEPS) and the temporary HE Copyright Clearance Service.
In this blog we’ll take a quick look at these three services available to HEIs:
Enhanced Higher Education Supply Service, or EHESS
This is the service where we partnered with the British Library to give HEIs the ability to purchase Copyright Fee Paid (CFP) copies or outsource the scanning of materials they own - the British Library provides the content and CLA provides the licence.
The main advantage of EHESS is that academic libraries can request high quality scans of material they already own from the British Library without having to pay further copyright fees to use the content in reading lists or course packs. It also gives HEIs the ability to order material they don’t already own for a one-off copyright fee, which we pass onto the rightsholder.
If you want to find out more about EHESS and how it works, visit: https://cla.co.uk/ehess
Second Extract Permissions Service, or SEPS
SEPS is our time-saving solution for HEIs, that allows them to buy extra permissions on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Under the standard CLA Higher Education Licence, HEIs can copy a limited extract (10% or single chapter) also known as a “first extract”. With SEPS, HEIs can purchase a “second extract” meaning they can copy and use an additional content (another chapter or another 10%). The main benefit of SEPS is that it takes away the hassle of having to negotiate with rightsholders directly which can often be incredibly time consuming with no guaranteed results.
You can find out more about SEPS and how to get started here: https://cla.co.uk/second-extract-permissions
Higher Education Copyright Clearance Service
The Copyright Clearance Service was developed for HEIs who wanted to copy content beyond the standard licence terms during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The temporary service allowed HEIS to request quotes and invoices for copyright fees to purchase digitised extracts from books and journals sourced from the DCS or elsewhere. It also allowed them to get permission to make multiple copies of books and journals where not covered by the CLA HE Licence or the Second Extract Permissions Service.
The benefit of this service was that HEIs only needed to fill out a simple online form, and we took care of contacting the publisher or clearance service to provide a quote without adding a service charge.
Please note that the HE Copyright Clearance Service was a temporary service and only available until 1 January 2021.