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What are the procedures for securing copyright permission?

Last Updated: Apr 06, 2010  |  141 Views
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If the library determines that a document may not be used without having first secured copyright permission, how is such permission obtained?

Faculty members are welcome to secure copyright permissions for prospective reserves materials themselves.  Faculty members who have done so should provide the pertinent documentation with their reserve submissions.

The library will assist faculty members to obtain copyright permissions for an item placed on reserve but they should be aware that the library's budget for copyright fee payments is limited.

  1. Reserve items that are submitted with proof of copyright compliance will be placed on reserve as quickly as possible.

  2. Materials that are submitted without proof of copyright compliance will not be placed on reserve immediately.  A processing period of two weeks is required to obtain copyright permission, if necessary.  Faculty are reminded to take this two-week delay into account when submitting reserves. 

In order to expedite the copyright permissions process, all instructors submitting materials for reserves should provide complete bibliographic citations for all items, to include the items' ISBN or ISSN numbers, if possible.

Find more information about the University's copyright policies at  Reserve policies and procedures can be found at

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