Be a part of the growing FLEX platform

September 9, 2020

Libraries in private higher education and VET colleges all around Australia are using Copyright Agency’s content delivery platform, FLEX, to efficiently manage copyright compliance and compile course material for their students.

Thirteen colleges are now steadily deploying FLEX, with a further twelve in evaluation trials and another eight interested in starting a trial. More and more students are taking advantage of having high-quality content at their fingertips, with a rapid 600% growth in views year on year.

Kerrie Stevens, Director of Library Services at Alphacrucis College, says: “FLEX provides peace of mind that we’re adhering to the allowable limits when providing links to content for our students studying remotely.” This means that educators can spend their valuable time delivering high quality content, rather than seeking permission to do so – a welcome relief in the year of online learning.

A key feature of FLEX is that it gives us comprehensive usage data from the colleges where FLEX has been deployed or trialled. This data was included in the dataset for the 2020 distribution of licence fees from the private colleges sector.

So far we have welcomed twelve publishers to the platform, making hundreds of titles accessible to participating colleges under the provisions of the Copyright Agency licence. Providing a high quality reading experience under the licence is key to helping drive adoption of FLEX. We are now interested in speaking to new publishers who would like to share their content on FLEX. For more details or to arrange a discussion, please contact Rosanna Arciuli (Manager, Member Communications & Stakeholder Relations).

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