UCC Library may or may not be the copyright holder for items in Special Collections. No item in Special Collections is available under a Creative Commons license. All items are either © copyright University College Cork Library or copyright is granted by the copyright holder.
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.
Irish Copyright Law allows users to copy material under 'fair use.' There are certain restrictions:
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:
The following can be considered a publication:
The preferred citation style is: Special Collections, UCC Library, University College Cork.
Manuscript example citation format: Lss. Number. Title of excerpt. Title of manuscript if present. Special Collections, UCC Library, University College Cork.
Citation format for the above image: Ls. 90. Beatha Finnchua. Special Collections, UCC Library, University College Cork.