Getting Copyright Permission
To request permission from the publisher to put photocopies on reserve,
a faculty member should communicate complete accurate information to the
copyright owner. The American Association of Publishers suggests that the
following information be included in the permission request letter:
- Title, author, and edition of materials to be duplicated.
- Exact material to be used: page numbers, chapters, and,
if possible, a photocopy of the material.
- Number of copies to be made.
- Use to be made of the duplicated materials.
- Form of distribution.
- Whether or not the material is to be sold.
- Type of reprint.
The request should be sent with a self-addressed, return envelope to
the permission department of the publisher in question. It is advisable
to allow lead time to obtain permission before the materials are needed.
Please see a sample letter which can
be used to request permission to copy materials for use in the library reserve collection