LICENSING THE USE OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS MATERIALS

Lisa Browar, Cathy Henderson, Michael North, Tara Wenger

Abstract

This article has been written to assist special collections administrators who want to establish a fee policy and schedule for the publication (in any media or format) of original materials in their charge. The article examines the history of special collections’ approaches to this practice, offers a rationale for charging fees, discusses relevant copyright issues, and offers model policies and fee schedules.


The article grew out of the work of an ad hoc committee of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. The Licensing and Reproduction of Special Collections Committee had been asked . . .

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