Links & Hyperlinks
In a 2011 decision from the Supreme Court of Canada, regarding the case Crookes v. Newton, it was determined that “hyperlinks are, in essence, references, which are fundamentally different from other acts of publication. Hyperlinks and references both communicate that something exists, but do not, by themselves, communicate its content. A hyperlink, by itself, should never be seen as ‘publication’ of the content to which it refers”.
Rather than reproducing online content, simply provide students with a link or hyperlink to where the content exists.
Links and hyperlinks can remain within FOL course sites beyond 30 days after the course’s final marks have been released.
Library eResources & Persistent Links
The Library subscribes to numerous eResources which provide access to digital content like audio files, eBooks, and journal articles.
To access these eResources and the digital content they contain, you will be prompted to log in by entering your FanshaweOnline username and password. The url that will appear at the top of your screen is specific to your logged in session. To share digital content with students, provide them with a Persistent Link in your FOL course site by using thePermalink, Document URL, or Digital Object Identifier (DOI) functions.
When students click on the persistent link, they will be transferred directly to the content you selected after logging in with their FanshaweOnline username and password. Providing Persistent Links is the most effective way to share content from library eResources with students.
Persistent links to library eResources can remain within FOL course sites beyond 30 days after the course’s final marks have been released.