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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. During closures, 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.


Please be aware that affiliate publishers have their own policies in place. To determine the correct publisher to contact, please check the imprint page of the title you wish to read. If one of our affiliates publishes the title, you will need to contact them directly:

•    If you wish to use titles published by Scholastic Inc, USA please see: https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/books/digital-read-aloud-permissions

•    If you wish to use titles published by Scholastic Canada please see: http://www.scholastic.ca/readaloud

•    If you wish to use titles published by Scholastic Ltd, UK please contact: pwatts@scholastic.co.uk

•    If you wish to use titles published by Scholastic New Zealand please contact: levans@scholastic.co.nz

For Teachers and Educators:

  1. Teachers and educators may post videos of themselves reading a Scholastic Australia title and post it within a closed educational platform such as Google Classroom, Seesaw, Class Dojo and other services. If a Teacher or Educator plans to share a story time video by recording a video, uploading it to a YouTube channel, and posting a link to that YouTube video inside a closed educational platform, that YouTube video must be designated as “Unlisted” (not “Public”) when uploading.

  2. Please ensure that you delete any recordings created upon the date in which your school reopens to your students and ordinary in-class learning resumes, no later than 31 July 2020. This deadline is extended to 30 September 2020.

  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. We will respond to confirm that Scholastic Australia publishes the work, holds the relevant rights to grant permission under this policy and that the delivery form you have chosen is compliant. We ask that you refrain from publishing your recording until you have received confirmation of these considerations from the permissions department.

  4. In these challenging times, it is more important than ever to show support to authors and illustrators. At the beginning of your video, please ensure that you credit all creators and state that you are presenting your reading “…with permission from Scholastic Australia”.

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

For Libraries

  1. Libraries may host real-time, live-streamed storytime events on social media platforms such as Facebook Live, Twitter, and Instagram.

  2. 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. Please note that permission to retain recordings until 30 September 2020 does not apply to libraries, only to teachers and educators.

  3. Before hosting your storytime event, 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. We will respond to confirm that Scholastic Australia publishes the work, holds the relevant rights to grant permission under this policy and that the delivery form you have chosen is compliant. We ask that you refrain from holding a live stream event until you have received confirmation of these considerations from the permissions department.

  4. In these challenging times, it is more important than ever to show support to authors and illustrators. At the beginning of your video, please ensure that you credit all creators and state that you are presenting your reading “…with permission from Scholastic Australia”.

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

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

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 2020 Rights guide here:
2020 New Titles Rights Catalogue
2020 Highlights Rights Catalogue

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.