Tools of History Copyright Statement
The contents of Tools of History (ToH) contributed by archives, libraries, historical societies, museums, and cultural organizations are publicly available for use in research, teaching, and private study. All items may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Usage of some items may also be subject to additional restrictions imposed by the copyright owner and/or the holding institution. Transmission or reproduction of a protected item requires the permission of the copyright owner and/or the holding institution. The owner of each item in Tools of History is identified in the "Holding Institution" part of the item description. Requests for permission should be addressed to the specific holding institution.
The nature of historical, archival and manuscript collections often make it difficult to determine the exact copyright status of an item. Whenever possible, the holding institution or repository provides all known information about copyright owners and other restrictions in the information, or metadata, associated with digital items. The holding institution provides this information to assist users in determining the copyright status of an item. Ultimately, however, it is the user's responsibility to use material according to the terms governing its use.
Institutions participating in Tools of History provide descriptive information for each item digitized to assist users in determining the historical importance and cultural context of an item. In some instances, the holding institution has incomplete information about authors, publishers, or other persons associated with the materials in their collection. These institutions welcome comments from anyone who may have additional information about any of the items in the collection, especially copyright owners who are not properly identified, so that appropriate information may be provided to researchers and teachers in the future.
Tools of History Conditions of Use
By their use of these digital images, texts, audio and video recordings, users agree to follow these conditions of use:
- Materials may be used for purposes of research, teaching and private study. Please check the information accompanying the digital items for the “Holding Institution” “Rights” and “Contact Information” to determine who to contact for permissions.
- Materials may not be used for any commercial purpose without prior written permission from the copyright owner and owning institution.
- Materials may not be re-published in print or electronic form without prior written permission from the copyright owner and owning institution.
- Materials may not be mounted on an additional server for public use or for use by a set of subscribers, without prior written permission from the copyright owner and holding institution.
Tools of History Disclaimer
The institutions with digital collections hosted by SCRLC provide copyright information as a service to the general public in determining the proper use of an item. Users of this site are ultimately responsible for determining copyright restrictions and for obtaining written permission for use of items from the copyright holder and/or holding institution. The South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC) will not be held responsible for any direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages arising out of or relating to the use of the information and materials linked to or found on this website. If the copyright of an item in a collection is in dispute, upon notification of said dispute by the holding institution SCRLC will remove the digital item from the collection until the dispute is resolved.