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Special Collections: Copying Items
Special Collections is home to manuscripts, older printed books and unique & distinct collections.
UCC Library does not hold copyright for any thesis. Therefore theses cannot be copied by any means. The only way to copy a thesis is with written permission from the author. Special Collections will only accept written permission from the author stating that the requestor is able to copy a thesis. The written permission must also state what is the permitted method for copying.
What is Reprographics?
Reprographics includes photocopies, printouts, digital images and scans. Reprographics may occur depending on the size, format and condition of the material. Reprographics may not be permitted if an item is too fragile or if UCC Library is not the copyright holder. Please seek permission from staff first before using any device to copy.
Irish Copyright Law allows users to copy material under 'fair use.' There are certain restrictions:
only a reasonable portion can be copied
material must be for private study
sufficient acknowledgement must be given
Users can bring their own cameras (no flash photography is permitted) to take images of material at no cost. Use of mobile phone and tablet cameras is permitted. The appropriate reprographics form must be completed for each item copied. Staff can explain this process on the day of your visit. Consent from UCC Library is required for any other use, including publication (printed or online).
If images are taken by the user for private study/own use, then a reprographics applicationformneeds to be completed for each item copied. The forms for private study/own use depend on the nature of the source material:
Unpublished Material for Research/Private Study
Published Material for Research/Private Study
If images taken by the user for publication, then a reprographics applicationform needs to be completed for each item copied. The forms for publication depend on the nature of the source material:
Reproduction for Publication
In addition if reprographics are required for publication then permission to use the material must be sought from the Special Collections Librarian.
The forms are available from the Special Collections Desk and must be returned there upon completion.
All users: There is no charge to use the book scanner.
UCC Staff: Should staff require Special Collections staff to scan material then charges will apply for the service. This administrative fee is to be based on units of time. One unit = up to 15 minutes. As it is a service VAT will be also added.
For remote users of Special Collections:
Contact us with your reprographics request. We will forward you a quote dependent on method of reprographics.
Scan & Deliver for Special Collections' material including items in the Reference Reading Room, Microform and items that show Special Collections by Request / Special Collections by Appointment on the library catalogue.