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Digital Scholarship 2020

About DS2020

Digital Scholarship 2020 (DS2020) is the Library’s professional development program to assist with the implementation of the University’s strategy, LIVE the future: Agenda 2020; supporting the strategic directions in teaching and learning, and research.

The program is open to all Deakin academics, researchers and general staff. It allows participants to discover the latest global information sources and tools to provide an enriched cloud and located teaching and learning and research experience for all students.

DS2020 is an ongoing and evolving program with new tools and resources progressively added. Explore the available resources now and check again later for updates on new content, videos, tutorials and themes.

The most recent round of the Digital Scholarship 2020 program was held in late 2013. A recording of the session is available to view at

For more information on DS2020, please contact your Liaison Librarian.

E-book resources

Finding and accessing e-books from the Library

From the Library homepage, type in some keywords that describe your topic, then select Search.

To limit the search to e-books only, select E-book from the format menu on the left hand side of the page.

Access to the e-book is available via the hyperlinked collection name (e.g. Ebook Library).

E-book packages

The Library’s e-book help pages offer information and advice on accessing, printing, copying, downloading and more for using our major e-book providers and packages.

Link to e-books in CloudDeakin

Download an e-book to a portable device

There are many apps that allow you to read e-books on portable devices.

Bluefire Reader is available for both iOS devices and Androids and is essential for downloading e-books owned by Deakin University Library.

Information about other e-book reading apps is available via an excellent resource created by John Hopkins University.

Using e-books responsibly

The Library’s electronic resources, such as e-books, are available under contracts. These contracts, also called licenses, govern who can use the resources and what users are allowed to do with the material.

It is important to check the license of the e-book package for its terms of usage before you use/link e-books in your teaching. Not all licenses are the same and each e-book package may have different rules regarding use, download, printing, etc. More information about user obligations is available via the OPAL site.

It is generally OK to link to:

Instructional videos

View these short videos on how to access e-books from the library website and read them offline.

Image resources

The Library provides access to image databases which are copyright cleared for educational purposes. Please ensure that you check the licensing conditions before re-use, and fully reference images. For further information on copyright, see the Deakin University Copyright guide.

Finding and accessing image databases from the Library

Images are not catalogued individually on the Deakin Library website, so to find them, you need to access the image databases and search within their collections.

To access image databases subscribed to by the Library you can:

Using images in CloudDeakin

All of the image database products that the Library subscribes to are able to be used for educational purposes - this includes using images in CloudDeakin and on lecture slides and handouts. Please seek advice from your Liaison Librarian for other usage types.

  • most images can be downloaded or saved, and then embedded into your CloudDeakin site on an HTML page - just as you would with any other image
  • they can easily be copied and pasted onto PowerPoint slides, or into Prezi presentations

The main thing to remember is that you need to provide attribution for every image you use - these details are usually readily available alongside images as you find them in the databases. Simply take down the details and follow the image referencing guidelines suggested in the box to the right, or on the Image Resources Library Resource Guide.

If you are ever in doubt, please get in touch with your Liaison Librarian for advice on using images in teaching resources.

Referencing images

Creative Commons Attribution Style

Please see the following document for how to attribute a creative commons image: Attributing Creative Commons Materials.

When using a creative commons image in an academic piece of work, academic referencing styles should be used.

If the copyright owner of an image specifies a way in which they would like their material attributed, you must attribute it as they would like.

More information about Creative Commons and the different types of licences is available from the Library’s OPAL site.

Deakin Licensed Attribution Style

For attributing or referencing images which are sourced from a Deakin licensed database, academic referencing styles should be used such as Harvard or APA.

For more advice, check out the Study Skills Referencing website.

Streaming video resources

Streaming videos are exciting resources to enhance your teaching, and can be used in a variety of situations, from lectures, tutorials, and shared via CloudDeakin.

Deakin University Library has streaming videos on topics for every Faculty. Streaming means that videos can be watched online. In some cases, they can be downloaded and watched later without an internet connection.


  • are engaging resources
  • are an excellent method of demonstrating practical concepts
  • display information visually, providing an alternative forum for students with different learning styles
  • make use of existing material - build your teaching around what others have already created

This guide will take you through steps of finding and accessing videos for your teaching, considering terms of use, copyright and licences, special features that you can make use of, referencing and sharing videos with students.

Finding and accessing streaming video

You can find many but not all of the streaming videos that are available through the Library by using Library Search. The rest can be found by searching the streaming video platforms.

Our streaming video help page offers help on finding and accessing streaming video content, as well as individual platform help for our main providers.

Using videos responsibly

As with using any information resource, you need to consider copyright and licence implications of using videos.

Generally, copyright is automatically granted to any creation, such as a piece of writing or a video. It lasts until 70 years after the creator’s death, but rights can be assigned to another body, such as a publishing house. The moral rights always stay with the creator - this means that they have the right to be acknowledged as the creator.

Licences are used to control access to and use of material. They override the exceptions in the Copyright Act such as 'fair dealing' for research and study and the 'statutory licences' that allow copying certain amounts of material for teaching purposes. Licences may allow uses not permitted under the Copyright Act, and vice-versa.

More information about complying with these conditions is available on our licensing and copyright page.

Providing student access via CloudDeakin

Once you have found the ideal video, you'll want to be able to share it with your students.

CloudDeakin is an ideal way to share links to resources.

Check that the word 'ezproxy' appears in the web address. If it doesn't you can manually add the prefix to the beginning of your link.

The Ezproxy Prefix is

Example Link:

The Library also has instructions for creating links to videos and to more general resources.

It’s best to use these instructions so that your students can be recognised as Deakin students and given appropriate access when they click on the links.

Referencing videos

Like any other resource, streaming videos need to referenced when used in learning environments, assignments and websites. However, referencing guidelines for streaming videos are not always available. We suggest the following conventions for the Harvard referencing style, which can be flexible depending on the database and information available.

In text, streaming videos are referred to by the title in italics, and the year of production given:

  • The children in Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood (2008) display an alarming...

The full details in reference list should contain as many of the following elements as are available:

  • Creator year, Title, type of recording, Producer, day month year retrieved, name of database.

Or if there is no creator listed:

  • Title year, type of recording, Producer, day month year retrieved, name of database.

Your full citation may look like this:

  • Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood 2008, streaming video, Media Education Foundation, retrieved 27 March 2013, Kanopy database.


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