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Duplication of Materials

The duplication of materials in the West Virginia & Regional History Center (WVRHC) is subject to the following conditions:  

1. Researchers are permitted to photograph unrestricted materials in the WVRHC. Our camera use policy is outlined in the registration form

2. Researchers are not permitted to make their own copies of archives and manuscripts, maps, photographs, rare books, and recordings. Staff members will perform such service, which may incur a fee. 

              The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies               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 specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to 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.  

              This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the               order would involve violation of copyright law.

3. The WVRHC reserves the right to limit the number of photocopies provided per day to 50 per researcher. The WVRHC reserves the right to offer low resolution scans of large orders in lieu of photocopying. The WVRHC reserves the right to prohibit the duplication of restricted collections and fragile materials. 

4. The WVRHC does not require permission to publish. Any publication, exhibition, or other public use of materials reproduced must properly credit the source from which a copy is made. The basic credit line is “West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.” For archives and manuscripts, the credit line should include the full name of the A&M collection.

            Our suggested citation is:

                    [Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], [Collection Name], [Collection Number], West                           Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries, Morgantown, West Virginia.

5. Some materials in the WVRHC are protected by copyright laws and other restrictions. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement of copyright and/or other literary, artistic, property or privacy rights in the act of copying or in the subsequent use of the materials copied. See our Permissions and Copyright page for more information on determining copyright and use of materials.