Answered By: Digital Library Services Team
Last Updated: Feb 03, 2017     Views: 134

Under the NLA (Newspaper Licensing Agency) Licence currently held by Manchester Metropolitan University, copying or digitisation of newspaper articles/pages for students is fine, as is putting them on Moodle, and most papers are covered except the FT (Financial Times). Newspaper supplements like the Guardian Weekend are also permitted. However, magazines are not included in the NLA licence at present, so the advice is to check to see if magazine titles are covered under our CLA (Copyright Licensing Agency) licence instead.

Here’s the CLA/HE title checking tool

There is a link to a title checker for newspapers too: NLA title checking tool 

Anything digitised under our CLA licence must be recorded and reported but this is not a requirement of the NLA.

Please include the notice that says “NLA licensed copy. No further copies may be made except under licence” to any newspaper copying.

It’s still best practice to link directly to an article we have online access to, but if your students are analysing layout or similar it would be fine to digitise so they can see the whole page with pictures, ads, etc. in context.