Copyright Interlibrary Loan
Use of an entire work obtained through Interlibrary Loan Services is permissible when:
- It is made available in a face-to face presentation:
- by an instructor, student or guest lecturer,
- to the enrolled students of a specific course,
- in the classroom or other College space used for instruction.
Entire works obtained through Interlibrary Loan will not be placed in the Library Reserve Collection or made available via Moodle.
When copying from Interlibrary Loan material "less is best.” The greater the amount copied, the less likely that fair use exemptions will apply. “Best practices” recommend the following limitations:
- Data sets: Up to 10% or 2500 fields or cell entries.
- Graphics: A single cartoon, chart, diagram, drawing, graph or illustration.
- Audio Media: Up to 10%, but in no event more than 30 seconds of an individual musical work.
- Photographs: No more than 15 photographs or 10% of a collection, whichever is less.
- Poetry: A single poem of not more than 250 words or an excerpt of not more than 250 words.
- Prose: Whichever of the following options represents the least amount of content:
- A single chapter.
- A single essay or story of no more than 2,500 words.
- An excerpt of no more than 2,500 words.
- 10% of a single work.
- A single article in a journal issue.
- Visual Media: Up to 10% or 3 minutes, whichever is less.
Copying selected portions of any copyrighted work may also be subject to fair use provisions relating to:
- the nature of the copyrighted work;
- the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
If the quantity of content to be copied exceeds recommended amounts, or if use of content may otherwise be out of compliance with fair use exemptions, permission of the copyright holder is required and may incur a fee.
Always include appropriate attribution and copyright notice when using copyrighted works.
For information about what material is protected by copyright and "fair use" provisions of copyright law, please refer to the Selected Tools listing. For additional assistance, please contact John Lamborn.