All patrons must provide
their name, address, telephone number, and topic of inquiry before
using any materials. The patron’s signature on the registration form
implies his or her agreement to abide by our rules of use.
All materials must be handled carefully. Please observe the
The Archives & Special Collections Department is not responsible
for patrons' personal items.
The McNeese State University Archives and Special Collections
Department provides duplication services to expedite research and
lessen wear on library materials. The department makes copies solely
for the personal use of the individual patron requesting them.
Patrons may not transfer copies to another individual or
organization, deposit them at another institution, or reduplicate
them without prior permission of the MSU Archives and Special
Collections Department. Duplication of materials in no way transfers
either copyright or property right, nor does it constitute
permission to publish in excess for "fair use." In some cases the
department may refuse to make copies because of the physical
condition of the material, the amount of staff time required to do
the work, special restrictions imposed by the donor, copyright law,
or right-to-privacy statutes.
Staff members will manage all duplication services performed
outside of the department. The patron must pay the entire cost of
the copy request and submit a signed request form before the staff
will make the copies.
Photocopies and copies from microfilm may be made for ten cents
(10˘) each. Since archival materials may not be taken from the main
office, attendants will make all photocopies for patrons. They will
photocopy items when time permits, although waits are seldom long.
Patrons may make photocopies from microfilm.
Archives staff will provide digital images (scans) of materials
for $2.00 per scan. The staff will provide access to the digital
images on a temporary website. If the patron requires the images on
a compact disc or printed, additional charges will apply. The
patron must read, complete, and sign a Request for Duplication form
before copies will be made.
Audio and video tape copies
The McNeese Archives will make copies of audio and video
recordings in its collections for patrons. Charges vary for this
service. The patron must read, complete, and sign a Request for
Duplication form before copies will be made.
Architectural drawing and map copies
Full-size copies of architectural drawings and maps must be made
by a local company. The making of full-size copies is arranged for
by the Archives staff, but the patron may choose which local company
will make the copies. The patron will pay the entire cost of the
requested copies and a surcharge of five dollars ($5.00). The patron
must read, complete, and sign a Request for Duplication before
copies will be made.
NOTICE: WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States
Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and
archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other
reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the
photocopy or other reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose
other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes
a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for
purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying
order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve
violation of copyright law.
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