Learning Resources Centre

Our Learning Resources Centres are located at City Campus Level B and STEM Campus Level C. It has a collection of resources that serve the information and research needs of members.

Announcement



 

15 April 2019

Holiday Closure

 

Dear Students and Lecturers,

The Learning Resources Centre will be closed on Friday, 19 April 2019. We will resume operations on Saturday, 20 April 2019.

Wishing you a Happy Good Friday!

 


 

2 April 2019

Extension of LRC hours to 5pm on Saturday 6 April 2019

 

Dear students and lecturers, 

The Learning Resources Centre will be opened till 5pm on Saturday 6 April 2019 for the PSB Academy’s Open House event.

 


 

13 March 2019

Featured New Arrivals

 

 LRC Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship and innovation.  

by Mazzarol, Tim. 3rd edition. Tilde University Press, 2017. 

Call Number: 

338.04/Maz 

Location: 

City Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
Aimed at students studying entrepreneurship at both postgraduate and undergraduate level, this book creates entrepreneurial awareness, develops analytical and creative skills, and encourages the self-development of students into entrepreneurial business owners or employees. The text brings together entrepreneurship and innovation – as they are largely indivisible elements and cannot be adequately understood if studied separately – and provides the reader with an overview of these elements and how they combine to create new value in the market. 

 

 LRC Knowledge

Knowledge management in theory and practice. 

by Dalkir, Kimiz.. 3rd edition. MIT Press, 2017. 

Call Number: 

658.4038/Dal 

Location: 

City Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
Knowledge management (KM) represents a deliberate and systematic approach to cultivating and sharing an organization's knowledge base. This textbook and professional reference offers a comprehensive overview of the field. Drawing on ideas, tools, and techniques from such disciplines as sociology, cognitive science, organizational behavior, and information science, it describes KM theory and practice at the individual, community, and organizational levels. Chapters cover such topics as tacit and explicit knowledge, theoretical modeling of KM, the KM cycle from knowledge capture to knowledge use, KM tools, KM assessment, and KM professionals. 

 

 LRC Leadership

Leadership : regional and global perspectives. 

by Muenjohn et al. Cambridge University Press, 2018. 

Call Number: 

658.4092/Lea 

Location: 

City Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
Leadership: Regional and Global Perspectives provides a fresh approach to leading in contemporary business environments. The theory component is complemented by a focus on strategic application. Each chapter features case studies highlighting the practical application of key concepts by organisational leaders in the Australasian region. Case studies at the end of each chapter provide a more nuanced analysis of the theory, while accompanying questions encourage students to think critically. Learning is further supported through the inclusion of learning objectives, key terms, further readings and review questions. An extensive bank of web resources is available to lecturers to support their teaching. Written by an expert team of academics from across Australia, Leadership gives students the tools they need to navigate their leadership journey. 

 

 

 
Complete List of New Arrivals 

 

ISBN 

Year Published 

Title 

Publisher 

Author 

Call No.

9781119923596

2018

Accounting fundamentals in society and Accounting in organisations : ACCY111/ACCY112. University of wollongong.

John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd

Hoggett, John. et al.

657/Acc

9780734612250

2017

Entrepreneurship and innovation. 3rd edition.

Tilde University Press

Mazzarol, Tim.

338.04/Maz

9781488623882

2018

Equities, fixed income securities and derivatives : compiled by Dr Dionigi Gerace. A custom edition. The university of wollongong.

Pearson Education Limited

Gerace, Dionigi. (ed.)

332.632/Equ

9781119923589

2018

Introductory principles of finance : FIN111. Custom publication prepared for the university of wollongong.

John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd

Kidwell, David S. et al.

657.0994/Int

9780262036870

2017

Knowledge management in theory and practice. 3rd edition.

MIT Press

Dalkir, Kimiz.

658.4038/Dal

9781108459297

2018

Leadership : regional and global perspectives.

Cambridge University Press

Muenjohn et al.

658.4092/Lea

9781743071793

2013

Macroeconomics. 3rd edition.

McGraw-Hill

Dornbusch, Rudiger et. al.

339/Mac

 

 



16 January 2019

Featured New Arrivals

 

 Marketing Strategy

Marketing strategy : text and cases.

By Ferrell, O. C. 7th edition. Jossey-Bass, 2017.

Call Number:

658.8/Fer

Location:

City Campus LRC

Description:

Thoroughly revised and updated, MARKETING STRATEGY, continues with one primary goal: to teach students to think and act like marketers. Packed with cutting-edge coverage, current examples, new cases, and--for the first time--photographs, the fourth edition delivers a practical, straightforward approach to analyzing, planning, and implementing marketing strategies--helping students learn to develop a customer-oriented market strategy and market plan. Students sharpen their analytical and creative critical thinking skills as they learn the key concepts and tools of marketing strategy.

 

 Singapore: a modern history

Singapore : A modern history.

by Barr, Michael D. I. B. Tauris, 2019.

Call Number:

959.57/Bar

Location:

City Campus LRC

Description:

Singapore gained independence in 1965, a city-state in a world of nation-states. Yet its long and complex history reaches much farther back. Blending modernity and tradition, ideologies and ethnicities, a peculiar set of factors make Singapore what it is today. In this thematic study of the island nation, Michael D. Barr proposes a new approach to understand this development. From the pre-colonial period through to the modern day, he traces the idea, the politics and the geography of Singapore over five centuries of rich history. In doing so he rejects the official narrative of the so-called `Singapore Story'. Drawing on in-depth archival work and oral histories, Singapore: A Modern History is a work both for students of the country's history and politics, but also for any reader seeking to engage with this enigmatic and vastly successful nation.

 

 International logistics

International logistics : the management of international trade operations.

by David, Pierre. 5th edition. Cicero Books, 2018.

Call Number:

658.788/Dav

Location:

City Campus LRC

Description:

A full-color textbook covering all of the concepts of international logistics. This textbook is written from the perspective of shippers, those managers who are actively exporting or importing goods or are otherwise involved in international trade operations. All of the relevant issues are thoroughly explained, including documentation, terms of payment, terms of trade (2010 Incoterms© rules), exchange rate exposure hedges, international insurance, Customs clearance, agency and distributorship sales contracts, packaging, transportation, warehousing, inventory management, quality control, and security issues.

 

 
Complete List of New Arrivals 

 

ISBN 

Year Published 

Title 

Publisher 

Author 

Call No.

9780730363415

2017

Accounting : business reporting for decision making. 6th edition.

John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd

Birt, Jacqueline. et al.

657/Acc

9780730364573

2017

Auditing. A practical approach. 3rd edition.

John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd

Moroney, Robyn.

657.45/Mor

9781305959828

2018

Business & society : ethics, sustainability & stakeholder management. 10th edition.

Cengage Learning

Carroll, Archie B. et. al.

658.408/Bus

9781138191709

2017

Digital marketing excellence : planning, optimizing and integrating online marketing. 5th edition.

Routledge

Chaffey, Dave

658.872/Cha

9789814577274

2016

Essentials of negotiation. 6th international edition.

McGraw-Hill

Lewicki, Roy J et al

658.4052/Lew

9780989490641

2018

International logistics : the management of international trade operations. 5th edition.

Cicero Books

David, Pierre.

658.788/Dav

9781259921926

2018

International Management : culture, strategy, and behavior. 10th edition.

McGraw-Hill

Luthans, Fred.

658.049/Lut

9789811188350

2016

Learning for life : stories that inspire.

Joachim Sim

Sim, Joachim

374.95957/Sim

9781292153261

2017

Marketing research. 8th edition.

Pearson Education Limited

Burns, Alvin C. et al.

658.83/Mar

9781337296519

2017

Marketing strategy : text and cases. 7th edition.

Cengage Learning

Ferrell, O. C.

658.8/Fer

9780730363248

2018

Marketing. 4th edition.

John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd

Elliott, Greg. et al.

658.8/Mar

9781780763057

2019

Singapore : A modern history.

I. B. Tauris

Barr, Michael D

959.57/Bar

 


 

29 November 2018

Pearson E-Book Collection


Dear students,

This special Pearson e-book collection is hosted by VitalSource Bridge and launched via VitalSource Bookshelf. The collection consists of over 300 e-book titles with unlimited duration, covering Business, Economics, Tourism and Engineering disciplines. As a downloadable resource via VitalSource Bookshelf, it allows students to learn anytime, anywhere using multiple devices (i.e. desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone) even offline.

 

Find Out More

 


 

12 November 2018

Exclusive free E-book for all PSB Academy students and staff

 

 

Learning For Life: Stories That Inspire 

by Joachim Sim, 2016 

Read Now

 
Dear students and staff, 
 
A free E-book is made available to all for your reading pleasure. Learning For Life, a book authored and edited by independent writer, editor and publisher Mr Joachim Sim, contains personal stories from nine individuals who went on inspiring CET (Continuing Education & Training) journeys. The author seeks to inspire success in lifelong learning via real-life stories, that will serve as encouragement for people from all walks of life to continue learning, whatever their circumstances are, wherever and whenever they can set time aside to learn. This book is freely available online. Print copies will be made available in the future. 

 


 

31 October 2018

New Arrivals for E-books from Taylor & Francis

 

The following Taylor & Francis E-book titles can be accessed at City Campus LRC via this link.

 
School of Life and Physical Sciences collection 

 

UBX eISBN 

Year Published 

Title 

Publisher 

Author 

9781351021210 

2018 

Advances in Molecular Techniques 

CRC Press 

Sengar , Rakesh S. 

9781351359344 

2018 

Biotechnology: Recent Trends and Emerging Dimensions 

CRC Press 

Bhargava , Atul 

9781351582612 

2017 

Molecular Biology 

Apple Academic Press 

Priyadarshini , Anjali 

9781351804189 

2017 

Advances in Biomolecular Medicine 

CRC Press 

Hofstra , Robert 

9781498756556 

2017 

Stem Cell Research 

CRC Press 

Marzotto , Toni 

 

School of Business collection  

 

UBX eISBN 

Year Published 

Title 

Publisher 

Author 

9781317224563 

2017 

Internal Marketing 

Routledge 

Kimura, Tatsuya. 

9781317075073 

2016 

Project Performance Review 

Routledge 

Nalewaik, Alexia. 

9781351779531 

2017 

Digital Business and Sustainable Development 

Routledge 

Choi, Yongrok 

  


 

8 October 2018

New Arrivals

 

 

A first course in digital communications.

by Nguyen, Ha H. Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Call Number: 

621.382/Ngu

Location: 

STEM Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
Communication technology has become pervasive in the modern world, and ever more complex. Focusing on the most basic ideas, this carefully paced, logically structured textbook is packed with insights and illustrative examples, making this an ideal introduction to modern digital communication. Examples with step-by-step solutions help with the assimilation of theoretical ideas, and MATLAB exercises develop confidence in applying mathematical concepts to real-world problems. Right from the start the authors use the signal space approach to give students an intuitive feel for the modulation/demodulation process. After a review of signals and random processes, they describe core topics and techniques such as source coding, baseband transmission, modulation, and synchronization. The book closes with coverage of advanced topics such as trellis-coding, CMDA, and space-time codes to stimulate further study. This is an ideal textbook for anyone who wants to learn about modern digital communication.

 

Moran's Principles of engineering thermodynamics. Global edition. SI version.

by Moran, Michael J. et al. 9th edition. John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte Ltd, 2017. 

Call Number: 

621.4021/Mor

Location: 

STEM Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
Moran’s Principles of Engineering Thermodynamics, SI Version, continues to offer a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of classical thermodynamics, while retaining an engineering perspective.  With concise, applications-oriented discussion of topics and self-test problems, this book encourages students to monitor their own learning. This classic text provides a solid foundation for subsequent studies in fields such as fluid mechanics, heat transfer and statistical thermodynamics, and prepares students to effectively apply thermodynamics in the practice of engineering. This edition is revised with additional examples and end-of-chapter problems to increase student comprehension.

 

Accounting.

by Birt, Jacqueline. et al. 6th edition. John Wiley & Sons Australia, 2017.

Call Number: 

657/Acc

Location: 

City Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
This is the latest offering from Jacqueline Birt, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland and market-leading Accounting author. This resource is most suitable for introductory accounting units that have a focus on financial decision making in business rather than the preparation of financial reports. It is also highly suited to first-year units in accounting in business degrees, MBA introductory accounting units and accounting service units.

 

International human resource management.

by Dowling, Peter J. 7th edition. Cengage Learning, 2017. 

Call Number: 

658.3/Dow

Location: 

City Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
Now in its seventh edition, International Human Resource Management is established as a market leader that caters to students worldwide. This textbook has developed alongside the field – helping to shape what it is today – and remains a leading International Human Resources Management (IHRM) textbook worldwide. International Human Resource Management provides an academic overview of global IHRM, whilst still remaining close to curriculum developments. This textbook also contains nine in-depth case studies written by the authors and global experts, that provide a range of in-depth applications for all of the major functional areas of IHRM.

 

Leadership : research findings, practice, and skills.

by DuBrin, Andrew J. 8th edition. Cengage Learning, 2016. 

Call Number: 

658.4/Dub

Location: 

City Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
The eighth edition of LEADERSHIP helps you understand leadership principles and hone your own leadership skills through a thoughtful balance of essential theory and real-world applications. The text provides a strong practical foundation by introducing leaders you can relate to and reinforcing your knowledge with frequent skill-building activities. Key updates include new opening vignettes and end-of-chapter cases, numerous additional skill-building exercises, and new research findings presented in each chapter. In addition, LEADERSHIP is available with MindTap for the first time. A fully online learning solution, MindTap combines all of a student's learning tools: interactive self-assessments, readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments into a singular Learning Path that guides the student through the curriculum.

 

Operations and supply chain management. International edition.

by Jacobs, F. Robert. 15th edition. McGraw-Hill, 2018. 

Call Number: 

658.5/Jac

Location: 

City Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
Resourceful companies today must successfully manage the entire supply flow, from the sources of the firm, through the value-added processes of the firm, and on to the customers of the firm. The fifteenth edition of Operations and Supply Chain Management provides well-balanced coverage of managing people and applying sophisticated technology to operations and supply chain management. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.

 


 

26 September 2018

Transferring of BENVOHs collection to City Campus LRC

 

Dear students,

Due to most of the BENVOHs classes being scheduled at City Campus, we are in the midst of transferring some of our BENVOHs collection from STEM Campus LRC to City Campus LRC to accommodate students' needs. Therefore, some of the books in this collection are now unavailable in the meantime. Our BENVOHs collection will be available on the City Campus LRC shelves by 1 October 2018.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

 



5 September 2018

Coventry University e-resources available to all partner students!


A new free service 'LibGuide' has been rolled out to Coventry University students. Once you click through the link it will explain what library resources are available to students studying for a Coventry University degree. There will also be hints and tips on how to navigate their way around these library resources on how best to use for their studies.

Find Out More

 



1 September 2018

New LRC Operating Hours as of 1 September 2018

 

Dear students,

To standardise the operating hours of the Learning Resources Centre at both campuses, effective 1 September 2018, the operating hours of the City and STEM Campus Learning Resources Centre (LRC) will be as follows:

 

Date

Operating Hours

Monday to Friday

9am to 8pm

Saturday

9am to 2pm

Sunday and Public Holiday

Closed

 


 
31 August 2018

New Arrivals

 

 

Reframing Organizations : Artistry, Choice and Leadership 

by Bolman and Deal. 6th edition. Jossey-Bass, 2017. 

Call Number: 

658.4063/Bol 

Location: 

City Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
Reframing Organizations provides time-tested guidance for more effective organizational leadership. Rooted in decades of social science research across multiple disciplines, Bolman and Deal's four-frame model has continued to evolve since its conception over 25 years ago; this new sixth edition has been updated to include coverage of cross-sector collaboration, generational differences, virtual environments, globalization, sustainability, and communication across cultures. These recent revisions reflect the intersection of reader recommendations and the current leadership environment, resulting in a renewed practicality and even greater alignment with everyday application. Combining the latest research from organizational theory, organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, political science and more, the model detailed here provides real guidance for real leaders. 

 

 

Economics for Business 

by Begg and Ward. 5th edition. McGraw-Hill, 2016. 

Call Number: 

330/Beg 

Location: 

City Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
Economics for Business 5th edition is an essential introduction to economics tailor-made for business students. Economic principles are clearly explained within the context of modern business, drawing on a wealth of contemporary examples that bring the topics to life. 

 

 

Thinking Through Communication : An Introduction To The Study Of Human Communication 

by Sarah Trenholm. Routledge, 2018. 

Call Number: 

302.2/Tre 

Location: 

City Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
Now in its eighth edition, Thinking Through Communication provides a balanced introduction to the fundamental theories and principles of communication. It explores communication in a variety of contexts―from interpersonal to group to mass media ― and can be used in both theory and skills-based courses. With a dynamic approach, Trenholm helps students to develop a better understanding of communication as a field of study, as well as its practical applications. This edition devotes attention to how new technologies are changing the ways we think about communication, with revised chapters on both traditional and social media.



9 July 2018

Termination of Multi Plug Loan


Please note with effect from 9 July 2018, we will terminate the loan of multi plugs to members at both City Campus and STEM Campus.


E-Resources


OPAC

To search for available titles of the LRC collection, users can use the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)


E-Books

The LRC is subscribed to E-Book titles from the following vendors. For the list of subscribed E-Book titles and on how to access them, click Here.

 
School of Life and Physical Sciences E-Book collection 
 

E-Book Vendor 

Campus Access 

Elsevier 

Both campuses LRC 

Taylor & Francis 

City Campus LRC 

 
School of Business E-Book collection  
 

E-Book Vendor 

Campus Access 

Cambridge University Press 

Both campuses LRC 

Oxford University Press 

Both campuses LRC 

Pearson Bookshelf Online 

Both campuses LRC 

Taylor & Francis 

City Campus LRC 


Exclusive free E-Book for all PSB Academy students and staff

 

E-Periodicals

The LRC has subscribed to electronic and print copies of the following E-periodicals at both campuses. 

 

The LRC has free electronic copies of the following E-periodicals at both campuses. 
Print copies of these E-periodicals are located at City Campus LRC. 

 

E-Newspaper

The LRC has subscribed to electronic and print copies of the following E-newspapers at both campuses. 

Public Domain and Creative Commons Resources


 

Public Domain and Creative Commons Resources

 

What is Public Domain?

 

The public domain consists of all the creative works to which no exclusive intellectual property rights apply. Those rights may have expired, been forfeited, expressly waived, or may be inapplicable.

There are four common criteria for works to be in the public domain:

  • the copyright has expired
  • the copyright owner failed to follow copyright renewal rules
  • the copyright owner deliberately places it in the public domain, known as “dedication,” or
  • copyright law does not protect this type of work.

 

Note: Even if a work that you use is in the Public Domain, it is advisable to provide attribution for the work or, at a minimum, keep a record of the attribution of the work, so that you or other interested parties can find it later if necessary.

 

What is Creative Commons?

 

Creative Commons (CC) is an American non-profit organisation devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. The organisation has released several copyright-licenses, known as Creative Commons licenses, free of charge to the public. A CC license is used when an author wants to give other people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that he or she (that author) has created.

 

This is a short educational video on how to share downloaded digital content legally using Creative Commons licenses. 

 

Note: Even if content is covered by a Creative Commons license, you must always make sure that your use does not violate that license and that you properly attribute the content. Find out more here.

 

Books and OER

 

Project Gutenberg: Offers over 58,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.

 

Smartcopying - Open Education Resources (OER) and Creative Commons: Provides access to OER materials, open textbooks, interactive simulations, complete courses and more.

 

Teacher Tube: A video sharing website designed to allow those in the educational industry, particularly teachers, to share educational resources such as video, audio, documents, photos, groups and blogs.

 

OpenStax: High-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks that are free online.

 

WikiBooks: A wiki-based Wikimedia project hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation for the creation of free content e-book textbooks and annotated texts that anyone can edit.

 

Open Textbook Library: Textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.

 

Images, audio and visual

 

Pexels: Over 10,000 free stock photos. All images available under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. Attribution is not required.

 

Wikipedia Public Domain Images: List of public domain image sources on the web.

 

Pixabay: Over 390,000 free photos, vectors and art illustrations in the public domain.

 

Creativity103.com: This site provides access to some very interesting CC-licensed background images. 

 

OpenClipArt.org: This site provides access to tens of thousands of images that are free to use under a Creative Commons Public Domain license.

 

Creative Commons: An international non-profit organisation that provides free licences and tools that copyright owners can use to allow others to share, reuse and remix their material, legally. Search here for free images, text, music, or audio-visual resources to use in your own work

 

Additional Information

 

Here is a guide on how to attribute a Creative Commons licensed work.

Here is a guide on the best practices for attribution.

VitalSource Bridge & Bookshelf


VitalSource Bridge

VitalSource Bridge is a cloud-based platform. It houses an e-book collection from various publishers for students to conduct e-book searches, followed by the activation of available e-book titles. Upon the activation of an e-book title, the e-book will be launched via VitalSource Bookshelf. 

 

VitalSource Bookshelf 

VitalSource Bookshelf is an e-book platform. It launches e-book titles for reading. As a downloadable resource via VitalSource Bookshelf, it allows students to learn anytime, anywhere using multiple devices (i.e. desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone) even offline. 

 

VitalSource Bookshelf Account 

To use the VitalSource Bookshelf app on multiple devices; students are required to complete a VitalSource Bookshelf account. 

 

VitalSource Bookshelf account allows students to: 

  • View the e-book loaned or launched via VitalSource Bookshelf 
  • Download e-books to multiple devices and read offline 
  • Create and share your personal notes and highlights 

 

Useful VitalSource Bridge / Bookshelf Links

Pearson E-Book Collection


This special Pearson e-book collection is hosted by VitalSource Bridge and launched via VitalSource Bookshelf. The collection consists of over 300 e-book titles with unlimited duration, covering Business, Economics, Tourism and Engineering disciplines. As a downloadable resource via VitalSource Bookshelf, it allows students to learn anytime, anywhere using multiple devices (i.e. desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone) even offline.

 

Who can access?

For students with a Moodle account:
Students can remotely access to this collection upon login to Moodle.


For students without a Moodle account:
Students can access to this collection by using the desktops within LRC premises.

 

How to access?
Click Here to view the user guide.

Copyright Guidelines and FAQ for students of PSB Academy


General Copyright Information for Students of PSB Academy

 

What is copyright?

 

Copyright arises immediately upon creation. When an original work is expressed in the form of literature, music, computer programs, photos and paintings among others (“work” or “works”), copyright protection is provided. The Copyright symbol, “©”, is a notice by the owner that copyright exists. The absence of the symbol does not mean that the copyright owner has waived his rights.

 

Generally, the original author of the work (person who created the work) owns the copyright to the work. Under the Singapore Copyright Act (Cap. 63, 2006 Rev Ed) (the “Act”), a copyright owner has the exclusive right to do, or authorise others to do certain acts in relation to a work. A copyright owner has the right to publish, reproduce, communicate it to the public, perform it in pubic, or make an adaptation the work (collectively, “Exclusive Rights”). These different Exclusive Rights form the bundle of rights that we call copyright and they allow the owner to control the commercial exploitation of the work.

 

What is copyright infringement?

 

Copyright infringement occurs when a copyright owner’s Exclusive Rights are violated. A person will be held to infringe the copyright of the owner when he/she copies, distributes or communicates all or a substantial amount of the copyrighted work. This can be avoided by acquiring the consent or a license from the copyright owner to use the copyrighted work.

 

Simple examples of copyright infringement: 

  • Using copyrighted images taken off the internet for a poster to promote a school event without permission.
  • Making unauthorised copies of various textbooks and assembling them as “course packs”.
  • Uploading an entire e-book that was bought for personal use online to share it with students.

 

The Act allows a person to copy a “reasonable portion” of the work (not substantial) and this generally means 10% or 1 chapter when it comes to hardcopy books and 10% of the bytes or 10% of the number of words or 10% of the contents if in soft copy (electronic format). To avoid copyright infringement, everyone should keep to the limits allowed for copying or Fair Dealing guidelines under the Act.

 

Infringement of someone else’s copyright can be the subject of criminal proceedings. This might occur if the infringement was willful, significant and if the infringement was committed to obtain a commercial advantage.

 

Fair Dealing

 

In an educational setting, fair dealing allows copyrighted material to be copied under specific cases under the Act, and whether it is considered fair dealing will depend on the following factors:

  • Purpose and character of the dealing, including whether such dealing is of a commercial nature or is for non-profit educational purposes;
  • Nature of the work or adaptation;
  • Amount copied, relative to the whole work;
  • Effect of the dealing upon the potential market for the work, and effect upon its value; and
  • The possibility of obtaining the work or adaptation within a reasonable time at an ordinary commercial price.

 

Fair dealing can be used for: 

  • The purpose of research and study;
  • The purpose of criticism or review;
  • The reporting of reporting current events; or
  • The purpose of judicial proceedings or professional advice.

 

Usage of open resources or any type of material from the internet

 

It is not wise to assume that all material available on the internet is free from copyright. Usage of any material found on the web still falls under the fair dealing guidelines under the Act. Please check the Terms and Conditions on the website first from where you are taking the material from, and act accordingly before reusing or copying the content.

 

License Agreement

 

All usage of resources (electronic and hardcopy) under PSB Academy is governed by a license agreement negotiated between Copyright Licensing and Administration Society of Singapore (“CLASS”), PSB Academy and various publishers and vendors. These agreements allow staff and students to access resources for non-commercial, educational and research purposes only. These agreements are legal binding contracts. It also protects all intellectual property owned by PSB Academy.

 

FAQs on Copyright

 

How much can I copy?

 

Print material:

 

With reference to fair dealing guidelines and the license agreement by CLASS, you can copy up to 10% of a work or one chapter (whichever is the greater) of anything in print. You can also copy one whole article (e.g. from a journal, newspaper or magazine) or more than one article if it relates to the same subject matter. Copying anything more than the allowed limits require you to seek permission from the copyright owner or CLASS.

 

Audio and video from CD/DVD:

 

You can use only up to 10% of a sound recording or video footage.

 

Internet content:

 

All content found online in any form may be shared or copied (within fair dealing guidelines) if they fall within these conditions:

  • The content is not found illegally and must be legitimately posted;
  • The Terms and Conditions of the site clearly allow for such use;
  • The source must be cited by attributing it to the author or creator as well as the URL; and
  • There is no restricted access or protected by password.

It is important to note that one must never assume that anything free is legal when it comes to internet content.

 

I am not copying for profit. Will I still be infringing copyright?

 

Even if you are copying strictly for personal use, you will still be infringing copyright if you exceed the limits of fair dealing.

 

Is scanning considered copying?

 

As long the work is reproduced regardless of the format, it is considered as copying. Scanning a book or digitizing it or taking photos of chapters and saving it to a computer is still copying. Bear in mind that reproducing it into another format does not protect you from infringement.

Copyright Copying Guide and FAQ for PSB Educators


Copyright info for all Academic staff, Associate Lecturers and Faculty

 

Disclaimer: This serves as a general guide to the position of the Singapore Copyright Law in relation to the broad range of activities carried out by staff of PSB Academy. Material supplied by PSB Academy must comply with the Singapore Copyright Act (Cap. 63, 2006 Rev Ed) (the “Act”), the Copyright Licensing and Administrative Society of Singapore Limited (“CLASS”) and the Motion Picture Licensing Company (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (“MPLC”) licences.

 

The following information provided is a brief introduction to the application of Singapore Copyright Law to educational institutions, for the purpose of teaching and instruction. Staff with specific legal questions that are not covered in this guide should seek legal advice before proceeding with any activity.

 

What is Copyright?

 

Copyright arises immediately upon creation. When an original work is expressed in the form of literature, music, computer programs, photos and paintings among others (“work” or “works”), copyright protection is provided. The Copyright symbol, “©”, is a notice by the owner that copyright exists. The absence of the symbol does not mean that the copyright owner has waived his rights.

 

Generally, the original author of the work (person who created the work) owns the copyright to the work. Under the Act, a copyright owner has the exclusive right to do, or authorise others to do certain acts in relation to a work. A copyright owner has the right to publish, reproduce, communicate it to the public, perform it in pubic, or make an adaptation the work (collectively, “Exclusive Rights”). These different Exclusive Rights form the bundle of rights that we call copyright and they allow the owner to control the commercial exploitation of the work. However, there are exceptions to the general rule of ownership in the work. Some exceptions are if:

 

  • You have created the works during employment, your employer will automatically own the work; or
  • The Copyright was assigned to another person, that person will own the copyright in the work.

 

In the above instances, the author no longer enjoys the Exclusive Rights to commercially exploit the work.

 

What is Copyright Infringement?

 

Copyright infringement occurs when a copyright owner’s Exclusive Rights are violated. A person will be held to infringe the copyright of the owner when he/she copies, distributes or communicates all or a substantial amount of the copyrighted work. This can be avoided by acquiring the consent or a license from the copyright owner to use the copyrighted work.

 

Simple examples of copyright infringement:

 

  • Using copyrighted images taken off the internet for a poster to promote a school event without permission.
  • Making unauthorised copies of various textbooks and assembling them as “course packs”.
  • Uploading an entire e-book that was bought for personal use online to share it with students.

 

The Act allows a person to copy a “reasonable portion” of the work (not substantial) and this generally means 10% or 1 chapter when it comes to hardcopy books and 10% of the bytes or 10% of the number of words or 10% of the contents if in soft copy (electronic format). To avoid copyright infringement, everyone should keep to the limits allowed for copying or Fair Dealing guidelines under the Act.

 

Infringement of someone else’s copyright can be the subject of criminal proceedings. This might occur if the infringement was willful, significant and if the infringement was committed to obtain a commercial advantage.

 

Fair Dealing

 

In an educational setting, fair dealing allows copyrighted material to be copied under specific cases under the Act, and whether it is considered fair dealing will depend on the following factors:

 

  • Purpose and character of the dealing, including whether such dealing is of a commercial nature or is for non-profit educational purposes;
  • Nature of the work or adaptation;
  • Amount copied, relative to the whole work;
  • Effect of the dealing upon the potential market for the work, and effect upon its value; and
  • The possibility of obtaining the work or adaptation within a reasonable time at an ordinary commercial price.

 

Fair dealing can be used for:

 

  • The purpose of research and study;
  • The purpose of criticism or review;
  • The reporting of reporting current events; or
  • The purpose of judicial proceedings or professional advice.

 

Copying Guidelines under the CLASS Agreement for Educators

 

Permissible copying for providing learning materials in hardcopy or online:

 

  • 10% or 1 chapter when it comes to hardcopy books, 10% of the bytes or 10% of the number of words or 10% of the contents if in an electronic format or no more than 10% of the pages in a website.
  • One article from an issue of a journal, or two or more where they are on the same topic.
  • Photographs (which are incidentally on a copied page of text) so long as they are not separately commercially available.
  • Material openly available on the web from non‐licensed sources can be used according to fair dealing provisions.
  • Images where they are not separately commercially available in electronic form.

 

Unrestricted copying:

 

  • For the purpose of examinations, any amount can be copied for setting or communicating the questions to the candidates or providing answers.
  • Copying by non-reprographic process (i.e. by hand) as long as one is undergoing or conducting the course of education in class.

 

Links for more detailed reading for educators:
IPOS (Intellectual Property Office of Singapore).

 

 

FAQs on Copyright and Copying Pertaining to CLASS License under PSB Academy.

 

Can I include materials from a software I personally bought as part of the course?

 

Generally, no. Please do check the terms and conditions of the software, which will tell you the scope of software license.

 

 

Will I still be infringing copyright even though I am not copying for profit?

 

Even if you are copying strictly for personal use, you will still be infringing copyright if you exceed the limit of fair dealing.

 

 

Will I be infringing copyright if I assemble a set of learning materials from compiling various textbooks?

 

If the material used involves “substantial taking”, it will be infringing on copyright. Make sure to use within allowed limit. Do note that substantial taking is an issue of quality and quantity.

 

Are scanning and taking photos of pages of a textbook considered copying?

 

As long the work is reproduced regardless of the format, it is considered as copying. Scanning a book or digitising it or taking photos of chapters and saving it to a computer is still copying. Bear in mind that reproducing it into another format does not protect you from infringement.

 

Will I avoid infringing copyright when I modify the material?

 

If the modified content contains a substantial amount of the copyrighted material used, you are still infringing copyright.

 

Is it possible for me to just copy 1 or 2 pages from the best parts of a textbook?

 

It depends on the situation. You could copy less than 10% of a book in terms of pages or a chapter but if it contains key material/information that is important to the selling factor of the book, it can be considered substantial copying. Depending on the situation, even small amounts can also involve substantial taking.

 

Will I avoid infringement of copyright if I mention, promote or acknowledge the source in the learning materials?

 

Acknowledging or mentioning the source will not protect you from infringing copyright.

 

To make it easier for myself and avoid infringing copyright, can I use a book which not licensed  under CLASS? It also happens that the book is rather obscure and there is no way to contact the copyright owner.

 

No. As long the copyright owner does not give you permission, you cannot copy or use the material.

 

Am I liable for my students’ infringement of copyright?

 

Yes, if they were authorised by you to copy.

 

Can I use movie or news clips into my teaching materials?

 

Yes. Usage is allowed for criticism or review. It may be considered fair dealing for the purpose of research and study.

 

Is it ok if I reproduce copyright material during class by writing it out on a board?

 

Yes. Non-reprographic reproduction (i.e. by hand) is allowed by a person conducting (or undergoing) the course of education, for the purpose of the course.

 

Is it acceptable to use questions from reference books in examinations?

 

Yes. Usage of copyright material for the purpose of examinations does not infringe on copyright. No permission is needed.

 

Will I be infringing copyright if I share several website links as references for class reading materials and send them to other lecturers as well?

 

Sending or posting hyperlinks to copyrighted material such that others can access the material directly from the source is not considered as copying. Therefore, no copyright infringement.

 

If I use images found on the internet for my slides or teaching material, am I infringing copyright?

 

Such use is considered copying. It is not wise to assume that all material available on the internet is free from copyright. Usage of any material found on the web still falls under the fair dealing guidelines under the Act. Please check the Terms and Conditions on the website first from where you are taking the material from, and act accordingly before reusing or copying the content.

Workshops


Learning Resources Centre Workshops

Learning Resources Centre workshops will be digitized from year 2018 onwards. Workshops are accessible online on Moodle via electronic devices. Students are no longer required to register or attend in a classroom setting.

Who can access?
All students. For students without a Moodle account, please log in as a guest.

What are the available resources?
Online recorded workshops via Go-To-Training (GTT), workshop slides and materials.

How to access?
Click Here to view the user guide.

Learning Resources Centre Workshop Topics and Key Benefits

Topic

Key Benefits

Be Heard : Presentation Techniques for the Classroom and Beyond
  • Act of public speaking
  • Create professionally looking slides
  • How to answer questions at the right point of time
Effective Note Taking : Get the Most Out of Your Lectures
  • Improve ability in active notes taking
  • Make clear concise notes through effective reading
  • Allow students to understand the subject of study more efficiently
Express Yourself : Essential Report and Essay Skills
  • Appreciate and understand importance of writing a good essay and report
  • Highlight the fundamental difference between an essay and a report
  • Provide basic knowledge in writing essay and report
Gateway : Maximize Your Learning Resources Centre
  • Getting to know Learning Resources Centre services and facilities
  • Access the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) and E-Books
  • Copyright Act

Get Motivated : Study Motivation and Time Management Skills

  • Spur up the study motivation in students
  • To have a good time management skills and avoid last minute submission
  • Be well-equipped and confident in submitting their coursework on time

Moodle : A Useful Study Tool

  • Accessing and fully utilizing the posted course materials
  • Conversing with classmates and lecturers through the platform
  • Handling of assessments via Moodle

Source It : How to Master Effective Referencing Skills

  • Introduction to the different styles of referencing
  • Demonstration of proper in-text and end-of text referencing

Services


Membership

Students will automatically be members of the Learning Resources Centre once they are enrolled into the programme until the end of the course. A PSB Academy Student Card will be issued and this can be used for loan of Learning Resources Centre materials.


Loan Privileges

Item

Loan Limit

Duration

Books

3

14 days

Short-Term Loan

(3 Days)

1

3 days

 

Renewals

Two (2) renewals allowed per book, subject to non-reservation of item by another member. Renewal request can only be done one (1) week prior to the due date either personally at the counter during Learning Resources Centre’s opening hours or via email to the following address: LearningRC@psb-academy.edu.sg


Quote your NRIC No. and full name as in your NRIC. in your email. NO RENEWALS via the phone is allowed. The loan period for renewed book is 7 days.

Reservation

Reservation can be placed for lending materials already on loan. Each member is allowed to make a maximum of two (2) reservations. Book reservation can be done in person at the Learning Resources Centre counter or via email.


Members will be notified once the materials are ready for collection. The reserved items will be kept for 5 working days after which the reservation will lapse, and the items will be shelved. Members must come personally to collect the reserved items.


Recall

Loan items may be recalled. Members should return the recalled item(s) within 7 working days from the day of notification failing which borrowing privileges will be suspended. Continuation of existing loan privileges will be subject to member’s response on the recalled item(s).


Return 

Members should return borrowed materials:

  • via Book Drop next to the Learning Resources Centre entrance. The Learning Resources Centre does not accept any claims for books returned via the book drop.
  • At the Learning Resources Centre counter (for overdue items).


Overdue Fines

Members will need to pay fines in full before the next transaction. Loan privileges will be suspended till all fines are paid in full. Payment of fines can be done at the Learning Resources Centre counter during the Learning Resources Centre’s operating hours.

Item

Overdue Fines

Books

S$0.60 per day per item after the due date

(maximum fines of S$50.00 per item)

Short-Term Loan

(3 Days)

S$1.00 per day per item after the due date

(maximum fines of S$50.00 per item)


Payment of Lost Items

Members will need to pay for lost items. *The fines chargeable will be from:

  • Due date to the date when the item is reported lost; or
  • Due date to the date the item is returned (if it is subsequently found).

Item

Payment of Lost Items

Books

Fines* + S$25.00 per item (book) + cost of book

 

Other Services

  • Use of computer facilities 

Loan Rules


  1. Members need to report mutilated books before borrowing.

  2. Members are responsible for all loans charged to their accounts and materials must be returned in good condition.

  3. Returned items, which are mutilated or damaged, would have to be paid by the borrower.

  4. Members will need to pay for Learning Resources Centre fines on overdue loans, replacement and administrative fee of lost or damaged items.

  5. Members need to settle Learning Resources Centre fines in full before the next loan transaction.

  6. Learning Resources Centre privileges will be suspended till all fines are settled in full.

  7. Members should update the Learning Resources Centre immediately for any change of personal particulars.

  8. Loan of multiple copies of a book with same title, author and edition is not allowed.

Learning Resources Centre Rules


  1. Members must produce their PSB Academy Student Card when using the Learning Resources Centre’s facilities and services, or when requested by the Learning Resources Centre Staff.

  2. The PSB Academy Student Card card is non-transferable.

  3. Mutilation and theft of Learning Resources Centre materials are offences and punishable by law. Appropriate action will be taken against such offenders. Disciplinary action may also be taken to student members and staff found committing such offence.

  4. Consumption of Food and Drink, other than bottled mineral water is NOT ALLOWED in the Learning Resources Centre.

  5. There shall be NO SMOKING in the Learning Resources Centre. Appropriate action will be taken against offenders.

  6. No playing of games eg. Cards, board games, etc in the Learning Resources Centre.

  7. Loud conversation or other disturbance is forbidden in the Learning Resources Centre.

  8. Mobile phones should be switched to vibration mode whenever in the Learning Resources Centre. Members are to answer the phone outside the Learning Resources Centre.

  9. Learning Resources Centre Staff has the right to ask any person to leave the Learning Resources Centre if he/she does not comply with the PSB Academy Learning Resources Centre Rules and Regulations.

  10. Learning Resources Centre staff has the right to ask members to show all books and personal belongings at the exit if deemed required.

  11. The Learning Resources Centre will not be held responsible for any loss of personal belongings. Learning Resources Centre staff has the right to remove any item or personal belongings left in the Learning Resources Centre premises if deemed necessary.

  12. All outstanding fines and overdue items must be paid or returned to the Learning Resources Centre by the stipulated date.

  13. Overdue notice(s) sent by Learning Resources Centre only act as a reminder to members on the overdue items.

  14. Members will still need to pay the Learning Resources Centre fines for non-receipt of overdue notice(s) sent.

  15. The Academy reserves the right to amend or change the Learning Resources Centre Rules and Regulations and conditions of membership, without prior notice or explanation.

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. I am a PSB Academy student. How do I loan materials from the Learning Resources Centre?

    Present your PSB Academy Student card to the Librarian on duty at the Learning Resources Centre counter.


  2. If I am a visitor, am I allowed to use the Learning Resources Centre?

    No. The PSB Academy Learning Resources Centre is for members only.


  3. How do I search for available titles of the Learning Resources Centre collection?

    OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)



  4. How many books am I entitled to borrow at any one time?

    Three (3) books in total.


  5. What is the loan duration of Learning Resources Centre books?

    Item

    Duration

    Books

    14 days

    Short-Term Loan

    (3 Days)

    3 days

     

  6. How do I return books when the Learning Resources Centre is closed?

    Return books via Book drop.


  7. How do I renew my loans?

    Renewal request can only be done one (1) week prior to the due date either in-person at the counter during Learning Resources Centre opening hours or via email: LearningRC@psb-academy.edu.sg Two (2) renewals are allowed per book, subject to non-reservation of items by another member.


  8. If I have not returned overdue items can I still borrow books from the Learning Resources Centre?

    No. Learning Resources Centre privileges will be suspended until overdue items are returned and all fines are paid in full.


  9. Can I reserve a book which is out on loan?

    Yes. A maximum of two (2) reservations are allowed per member. Book reservation can be done in-person at the Learning Resources Centre counter or via email.


  10. How do I know when the reserved item is ready for collection?

    Members will be notified via email.