Libraries are granted special copyright privileges which allow for interlibrary loan usage, preservation, and making copies for private studies. In the case of private study, copies must become the property of the user, and CANNOT be used for anything other than private study, scholarship or research. In order to be granted these special privileges, however, the library must:
Kettering University meets the above criteria for certain copyright privileges.
For more information about copyright in the library, please see this site.
Ferullo, D. L. (2014). Managing Copyright in Higher Education: A Guidebook. London: Rowman & Littlefield.
Although academic and research libraries fulfill an important cultural function, no institution is immune completely from copyright law. Kettering University Library, and academic libraries in general, build their collections through purchasing books, databases, and journals. Therefore, we must follow the copyright rules set forth by the owners of the materials we purchase. We do not own the copyrights to those materials simply because we purchase copies.
Below, see some examples of things the library CANNOT do:
(Prudence, Auferheide, Butler & Jaszi, 2012)
Prudence, A., Aufderheide, P., Butler, B., & Jaszi, P. (2012, January). Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. Retrieved June 24, 2019, from https://cmsimpact.org/code/code-best-practices-fair-use-academic-research-libraries/