Personal Cameras and Self-Service Scanning in the Reading Room at DCA
Digital Collections and Archives welcomes both the use of personal digital cameras and the use of our Reading Room photocopier and scanner for copying documents in our Reading Room subject to the following policy:
All visitors who wish to use their digital cameras or our self-service photocopier/scanner to reproduce DCA materials must notify staff each time they intend to use a personal camera or our self-service photocopier and scanner in the Reading Room, and must identify the materials being duplicated.
Users agree to the following conditions:
- Our material must be handled with care as described in the Reading Room Policy. In addition:
- The preservation needs of the material outweigh the technical limitations of the camera or copier/scanner.
- Material may be reproduced from one folder at a time.
- Material must remain flat on the desk or in the stand/cradle provided.
- Users may not push on bindings, stand on table/chairs, or hold up materials in order to obtain a better quality picture.
- Flash photography is prohibited. Please speak to staff before using a tripod.
- Reproductions created by users are intended for personal reference use and research purposes.
- DCA welcomes you to use materials in our collections that are in the public domain and to make fair use of materials as defined by copyright law. This document and/or the provision of a reproduction are not a copyright permission, license, or transfer of rights.
- Users who require images for publication and broadcast should contact DCA.
- The user accepts full responsibility for determining whether or not U.S. copyright law protects the material being reproduced and whether or not his or her use exceeds the limits of fair use, as described by the terms below.
- The researcher will adhere to any and all of the restrictions that govern the research use of a specific collection.
- Photography of other readers or staff is prohibited.
- DCA reserves the right to prohibit the reproduction of any of its collections.
Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions
Copyright of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies, photographs, or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of fair use, that user may be liable for copyright infringement. Digital Collections and Archives of Tufts University (DCA) reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
DCA welcomes you to use the materials in our collections that are in the public domain and to make fair use of other materials as fair use is defined by copyright law. See the University’s Fair Use Policy.
This document, the permission to reproduce and/or the provision of a reproduction are not a copyright permission, license, or transfer of rights.
DCA does not claim to control the rights for reproduction for all materials or images in its collections. Many images or materials in its collections are protected by copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity rights, or other interests not owned by DCA or Tufts University. The publishing party assumes all responsibility for determining whether any permissions relating to copyright, privacy, publicity, trademark, or any other rights are necessary for an intended use, and for obtaining all required permissions. DCA only provides permission to publish when rights are clearly owned by Tufts University. If you intend to publish any materials in our collection, for which Tufts University owns copyright, please contact DCA staff.
DCA will not do research concerning the existence and/or whereabouts of rights holders. DCA also will not facilitate requests for permission from rights holders. To the extent that DCA provides available information about potential rights holders, DCA does not warranty the accuracy of such information and shall not be responsible for any inaccurate information. The requestor assumes all liability for publication of any materials or images in DCA’s collection.