FLEX is a cloud-based tool that enables licensed educational providers to share content from a variety of sources, including: scanned extracts, digital original files supplied by publishers and an on-demand scanning service.
The Copyright Agency developed the online product to make the task of preparing course reading material simpler and faster for librarians and educators.
Developed in partnership with librarians
FLEX has now been successfully trialed and adopted in libraries at many private education providers in Australia and is included as part of the Copyright Agency Statutory Education Licence. In the UK, librarians from nearly 80% of Further Education Colleges and Universities use a similar product.
A simple, online solution for sharing educational content and staying copyright compliant
- Automated copyright compliance management
The platform automatically verifies the compliance status of content you share, helping you stay within the allowable limits of the licence.
- Access to digital original files from major publishers
ACER, Allen & Unwin, Aspire, Australian Academic Press, Bloomsbury Publishing, Cengage, CSIRO, Currency Press, Elsevier, Emerald Publishing, HarperCollins, Kilbaha, McGraw-Hill, The MIT Press, New South Publishing, Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Pearson, Penguin Random House US, PsychOz, Taylor and Francis, Thomson Reuters, Wiley and Wolters Kluwer.
- Access to high-quality British Library scans
Source very high-quality scans of any of the 80m+ works from the British Library within 48 hours (fees apply).
- Training and support
We provide support throughout onboarding with online support articles and webinars, and our team are available via chatbox and email.
- Easily assign content to students
FLEX allows easy distribution of material to students through your online learning platform. Students can access the content links shared from any browser.
- Student engagement reporting
FLEX provides detailed usage reporting to show the number and duration of student views and other helpful analysis.
For more information, contact:
Senior Manager, Education and Commercial Licensing
t (02) 9394 7716