Can an article obtained through InterLibrary Loan be scanned and posted on a course Canvas site?

Our answer:

Scanning and posting an article obtained through FSU Libraries’ InterLibrary Loan service may fall under Fair Use. If the article will be used for a current class only and is available in a professional journal that is out of print or otherwise difficult to obtain, then this helps support the case for Fair Use. On the other hand, if reprints are easily available for purchase, posting an interlibrary loan article to Canvas could be problematic. Instructors are strongly encouraged to use FSU Libraries’ Course Reserve service to make supplementary readings available on Canvas, as this allows the Libraries to take responsibility for ensuring copyright compliance.