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Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (Copy Service): Copyright Law Policies

Contact Information

Phone: 251-460-7034
E-mail: libref@southalabama.edu

On nights and weekends, contact the Circulation Desk at 251-460-7028

The Marx Library at the University of South Alabama complies with the copyright law (USC Title 17) by:

1.   Posting a copyright warning notice on all public copiers in the library and in the ILL Office.

2.  The ILL forms are automated and the ILL requests are submitted via ILLiad.  A patron must read the copyright statement
      and click yes before they register for their ILLiad account.  The Logon to ILLiad webpage has the copyright statement as well.

3.  Maintain a software program – ILLiad – that keeps track of copyright compliance. 
     Observe the 5-5-1 rule set out in the CONTU guidelines.
     The library belongs to the Copyright Clearance Center for article requests exceeding this rule.

4.  Indicating a CCG or a CCL in the copyright field on every Marx Library borrowing photocopy request form 
     which indicated compliance with the copyright law to the lending library.

5.  Keeping a record of ILL requests loaned / borrowed for the last 3 calendar years.

6.  Borrowing book bands and article cover sheet have the copyright notice:
     NOTICE:  THIS TITLE MAY BE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT
     LAW, (TITLE 17, U.S.  CODE).

7.  Borrowing Electronic Delivery Email Messages have the copyright notice:
     Copyright Note:  by using this service, you are agreeing to uphold the copyright restrictions applicable to 
      all library materials, whether in paper or digital format.  According to Copyright Fair Use Guidelines, you 
      are allowed only one copy for research use.  It is your responsibility to abide by these “fair  use” restrictions.   
     “No further reproduction and distribution of this copy is permitted by transmission or any other means.”

8.  Lending requests cover sheets have the copyright notice: 
     NOTICE:  THIS TITLE MAY BE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAW, (TITLE 17, U.S. CODE).
     This material is to be provided directly to the patron for research purposes and must not be archived by the 
     borrowing institution beyond the time required to complete a normal transaction.  Borrower must comply with 
     the publisher’s license agreement restrictions for electronic resources.