Important for lecturers: new regulations for the use of copyrighted content

Are you a lecturer and do you, for example, use texts, images, charts, diagrams or sheet music? Please take notice of what is going to change in the Easy Access scheme, to make sure you are aware of the agreements that apply to Copyright. This policy applies to your work for Saxion.

New Easy Access scheme

On Friday, February 4, 2021, the General Meeting of the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences approved the new Easy Access scheme. All parties involved have yet to sign the arrangement, but it is already (retroactively) effective from January 1, 2021.

Saxion too will work via the new rules We outline the new agreements here. Within our own, private Saxion learning environment of non-commercial education (the ELO and Teams), the following is permitted and bought off:

  • You can reuse a maximum of 50 pages, maximum 25% of the original Work.
  • The following applies for images, images, tables, diagrams and images: you are allowed to include a maximum of 50 images in a (Powerpoint) presentation. A maximum of 25 images from Original Work and a maximum of 10 Works by the same maker (author, artist, composer).
  • Concerning sheet music, you are allowed to use a maximum of 25% of the Work and a maximum of 50 pages

Do you want to use more? Then you need permission.

You have to request for permission for acquisitions that are larger. A fee is also due for this. In the past, you, as a teacher, had to ask for permission in the portal of the UvO Foundation. The new working method is still being discussed between the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences and the foundation. Should you want to make a longer takeover in the meantime? Please pass this on to the Copyright Information Point (AIP) of Saxion.

Do you have questions or do you want to report a longer takeover?

You can send an email to Saxion Bibliotheek’s AIP: or to Cynthia Halfwerk: Cynthia can also be reached via 06-20915768. In addition, you can, of course, always contact your own Saxion Library account manager.