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What is EBSCO's authorized user policy in regard to electronic reserves and transferring content to other libraries?

EBSCO does not have intellectual property rights to the full text content included in databases, other than the right to include this content (articles, images, etc.) in our products. The intellectual property rights are controlled by the publisher. Users must abide by Copyright Act of 1976 as well as any contractual restrictions, copyright restrictions or other restrictions provided by publishers, as specified in the products.

With regard to electronic reserves, it is OK for customers to use EBSCOhost content for electronic reserves as long they comply with copyright law, the policy of the subscribing library, and the copyright statement within an individual record. Generally, it is acceptable to use one article per issue and to put it on electronic reserve for only one semester. Using more than one article per issue, or using an article for more than one semester, would require permission from the publisher.

With regard to course packs, customers may not use content for course packs unless they first get permission from the publisher.

With regard to transferring articles to another library via an interlibrary loan (ILL), content may be used for ILL unless ILL is specifically prohibited by the publisher in the copyright statement within an individual record.