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COVID-19 – SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES - SPECIAL PERMISSION

The development of COVID-19 around the globe has posed some immediate challenges to the way that readers can access and enjoy their favourite titles. Scholastic Australia has been moved by the numerous requests we have received from schools and libraries, who are eager to continue their efforts to deliver literature to their students and patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the upcoming closures, shift to online services and increasingly strict social distancing measures, Scholastic Australia would like to show our support by offering schools and libraries the chance to share our titles, should they so wish, with select guidelines concerning platform, notice, and duration of availability.

Guidelines for Teachers and Educators:

1. Teachers may create videos of straight unabridged readings of Scholastic Australia titles and post it within their school’s internal or closed intranet platform, whichever may be employed for the delivery of distance learning. This may include Google Classroom and other services.
2. Since we view this as a way that Scholastic Australia may contribute to the demands posed by school closures, this policy will endure for the duration of the major impact from the COVID-19 pandemic in the Australian community. Please ensure that you delete any videos created upon the date in which your school reopens to your students and ordinary in-class learning resumes.
3. Before posting each video, please email permissions@scholastic.com.au with the details of the book you intend to record. In this regard, please make sure to list out each title, as well as the relevant author and illustrator. Your school must maintain an open line of communication regarding the books you would like to read, as this permission extends only to titles published by Scholastic Australia. We will respond to confirm that Scholastic Australia publishes the selection you have chosen. Please keep in mind, that affiliate publishers such as Scholastic Inc in the US and Scholastic Ltd in the UK have their own guidelines in place.
4. In these challenging times, it is more important than ever to show support to the authors and illustrators who have imagined and created the books you enjoy. At the beginning of your video, please ensure that you credit all creators and state that you are presenting your reading “…with special permission from Scholastic Australia”.
By posting a reading, you are agreeing to abide by the terms included within this notice.

Guidelines for Libraries

1. Libraries may host real-time, live-streamed storytime events on social media platforms such as Facebook Live, Twitter, and Instagram. These storytime or read-aloud live events may not be maintained in the archive of the social media platform and appropriate measures should be taken to ensure that videos of the live events are not retained. Because these platforms automatically archive live events by default, when your event has concluded, please locate the recorded live video in your account (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and delete it.
2. However, we acknowledge that this may not be within the scope of the ability of library staff. While it is our preference that the events are live-streamed, where impractical, libraries may create straight unabridged recordings of a Scholastic Australia book being displayed and read out loud available on their library website, provided that the recording is non-downloadable to the public and is not shared on social media. If possible, recordings will be made available only to library patrons who have signed in to access the library website. These recordings must be removed upon the date in which the library reopens to the public.
4. Permission to either host real-time, live-streamed storytime events or create straight unabridged recordings for library websites will endure for the duration of the major impact from the COVID-19 pandemic in the Australian community, lapsing upon the date in which your library reopens to the public. We hope this measure may balance our commitment to provide resources to the Australian community in this difficult time while safeguarding the copyrighted material of creators.
5. Before posting each video, please email permissions@scholastic.com.au with the details of the book you intend to record. In this regard, please make sure to list out each title, as well as the relevant author and illustrator. Your library must maintain an open line of communication regarding the books you would like to read, as this permission extends only to titles published by Scholastic Australia. We will respond to confirm that Scholastic Australia publishes the selection you have chosen. Please keep in mind, that affiliate publishers such as Scholastic Inc in the US and Scholastic Ltd in the UK have their own guidelines in place.
6. In these challenging times, it is more important than ever to show support to the authors and illustrators who have imagined and created the books you enjoy. At the beginning of your video, please ensure that you credit all creators and state that you are presenting your reading “…with special permission from Scholastic Australia”.
7. Finally, we would love to follow along with your efforts, so please tag Scholastic Australia’s social media handles in any posts affiliated with it.

Twitter: @ScholasticAUS
Instagram: @scholastic_au
Facebook: @Scholasticaustralia
YouTube: @scholasticaustralia

By posting a reading, you are agreeing to abide by the terms included within this notice.

 

RIGHTS LICENSING
Scholastic Australia’s Rights team is dedicated to finding the best home for our creators’ books, be that with an overseas English language or translation book, or audio publisher, or in the film and tv world. Our passion is to increase knowledge of the quality and variety of Australian children's publishing and to find international homes for as many of our publications as we can, fostering a love of reading in children no matter where they live. Our Rights Manager attends Bologna, London and Frankfurt Book Fairs and makes an annual visit to New York to see US publishers too. The Scholastic Australia lists include picture books and children’s fiction, from age four all the way through to YA, with a mix of award-winning literary and commercial titles.

You can download our 2019 Rights guide here:
Fiction Rights Catalogue 2019
Picture Books Rights Catalogue 2019

If you have a rights-related query, please contact: Claire Pretyman at claire_pretyman@scholastic.com.au


PERMISSIONS

If you wish to reproduce an extract from a Scholastic Australia publication, please read and observe the following guidelines before submitting your application.

Permissions & Copyright
All material published by Scholastic Australia Pty Ltd is regulated and protected by the Copyright Act (1968) (Cth). If you wish to reprint or reproduce any material from a Scholastic Australia publication, you must obtain written permission from us prior to using the material.

Making a permissions request
Scholastic Australia may only grant permissions for works published by Scholastic Australia. Before making a permission request, it is important to check the imprint page or the credits and acknowledgments page. If the imprint page indicates that the title was published by a Scholastic publishing company which is based elsewhere (Scholastic Inc. USA, Scholastic Ltd. UK, Scholastic Canada, Scholastic New Zealand etc.) you will need to contact them directly.

Required Information
Please submit permissions requests in writing to permissions@scholastic.com.au, making sure to include the following information in your application:

Information about our book

  • Title
  • ISBN
  • Author and/or Illustrator
  • Imprint (Scholastic Australia, Scholastic Press, Scholastic Education, Omnibus Books and Koala Books)
  • If possible, a scan of the relevant imprint page

Information about yourself and your project

  • Title of publication or name of your project
  • Organisation and department
  • Postal address
  • Preferred contact number
  • Preferred email address

Format of your project (print, eBook, audio, broadcast, live performance, online etc.)

Print or eBook

  • Author and/or Illustrator
  • Publisher
  • Expected publication date
  • Projected print run and/or number of anticipated digital downloads if applicable
  • Projected retail price of physical and digital editions if applicable
  • Requested distribution territory (ANZ, World, etc.)
  • Proposed term

Online

  • The URL where the material will appear
  • Approximate number of visitors per month
  • Requested distribution territory (ANZ, World, etc.). In addition, please indicate your ability to place access restrictions to the content based on the geographic location of users.
  • Is the site on a closed (password protected or membership dependent) or open platform (e.g. Youtube or Facebook)
  • Membership cost if applicable       

Performance 

  • Name of production
  • Number of shows as well as the dates and location(s)
  • Ticket price
  • Anticipated ticket sales

Material requested from the Scholastic Australia publication (text, illustrations, cover or entire work etc.)

Text

  • The number of words and the page numbers on which the words appear
  • Percentage of the extract in relation to the entire Scholastic publication (e.g. 10% of the entire work)

Illustration

  • Specify which illustrations and the page numbers on which the illustrations appear
  • Percentage of the extract in relation to the entire Scholastic publication (e.g. 10% of the entire work)

 Poem

  • If is it a poem, the name of the poem and the number of lines
  • Percentage of the extract in relation to the entire Scholastic publication (e.g. 10% of the entire work)

Cost
Financial reparation may be required to compensate creators for the use of their work. In the event that a permission fee arises, the cost will depend on the content you wish to reproduce and the intended use.

Time-frame
Due to the volume of enquiries we receive, it generally takes around six weeks to process a permission request. Before submitting your application, please account for this time frame within any editorial and/or project schedules.