- CONTU Guidelines for copying from periodicals apply only
to materials less than five years old (referred to as part of
the "rule of five").
- Up to five articles may be copied from a single periodical
in one calendar year under the ILL provision (referred to as
part of the "rule of five").
- A library with a subscription for a periodical which is not
immediately available may consider a copy obtained from another
library as if made from its own collection.
- All ILL requests must be accompanied by a copyright compliance
statement from the requesting library. The requesting library
must maintain records of all requests and of their fulfillment.
These records must be kept for three calendar years after the
request has been made.
- No more than six copies of articles/chapters/small portions
may be made from a non-periodical (including a book) during
the entire term of copyright of the work.
- For copying beyond the CONTU Guidelines, the library may
need to obtain copyright permission directly from the copyright
holder or from a representative such as Copyright
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