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The NSCAD University Library manages the largest dedicated collection of visual arts, craft and design materials in Atlantic Canada.

How to Use the Syllabus Service

How to Use the Syllabus Service

The NSCAD Library can assist you in making your course readings and media accessible and available for teaching, on campus or online, while respecting NSCAD licensing agreements and Canadian copyright legislation.

Using your list of readings and other required course content, the library will provide links to licensed eBooks, journal articles and media from our online databases. We can provide assistance with scanned content (within fair dealing guidelines).

When including any library-provided content, always use links instead of downloaded files, as that ensures accurate use statistics. We will also obtain transactional licenses for materials that fall outside the limits of fair dealing. 

This service is available to all NSCAD Faculty and Instructors.  Links and PDF files will be provided that faculty and instructors can use to upload readings to their Brightspace course.

Requesting New Items:

  • At least 2 weeks' before each semester, please fill out the New Course Readings request form: COURSE READINGS - NEW ITEMS REQUEST
  • Provide full titles for film and videos, including director and year, and source if possible.
  • We will send links to licensed content that you can include in your Brightspace course.
  • Faculty will be contacted about materials that require permissions or transactional licenses. 

Please submit your reading list as soon as possible. Ordering and licensing can take up to a month or longer to arrive. 

Reading lists will be processed on a first-come first-served basis

Requesting Course Reserves

If you know that the library already has the books or other content you need for your course, use the Request for Course Reserves form 

Course Reserves

Do you need books put on reserve?

Please fill out the Request for Course Reserves form, or email Reserves with your requests. Reserve requests are processed in the order they arrive at the library. For more information about putting materials on reserve at the NSCAD Library please refer to our Library Reserves Guide.

Links in Brightspace

The NSCAD Library can only provide URLs for Brightspace use to the following types of electronic resources:

  1. Licensed resources: Electronic articles and books in databases purchased by the NSCAD Library for use by the NSCAD community.  We can create proxied and persistent URLs for accessing this licensed material in Brightspace.
  2. Electronic resources where the appropriate copyright permissions have been acquired.
  3. Links to public domain and other free and open web resources.

Important Information On Copyright

For resources which the NSCAD Library does not own in print, have a license to use, or which exceed fair dealing guidelines, the appropriate permissions will be sought out.  In cases where permissions are not attainable, we will work with you to find alternatives. To learn more about copyright and fair dealing please refer to following resources: