UCD Digital Library have now published an updated UCD Digital Library Rights, Access,and Re-use Policy.
Direct link: https://digital.ucd.ie/docs/2021_UCD_Digital_Library_Rights_Policy.pdf
The remit of the UCD Digital Library is to maximise the availability of collections of primary source material for use within an academic and research environment by providing online access to digitised copies of material held in several UCD repositories, as well as partnered external repositories. These digital surrogates represent authentic copies of the analogue and digital originals and their use is governed by the terms and conditions prescribed by the parent repository or required by its extant deposit agreements, collection procedures or acquisition policies.
All digital content is the property of the University College Dublin (or participating repository, if so noted) and may be subject to copyright and reuse licenses. Where known, copyright holders are identified in the records for the digital content. The administration of copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the original content rests with the parent repositories cited within the descriptive information and introductory sections for each collection.
Digital content which is out of copyright is marked as being in the Public Domain. Please note, that ancillary copyright may exist for Public Domain material and will be reflected in the reuse licenses.
Any proposed use of the UCD Digital Library digital material for purposes other than research or education, such as for commercial activities, should be directed to UCD Digital Library, giving the image permalink, detailing the collection to which the image belongs, and the purpose for which the image is to be used. UCD Digital Library will then direct the reuse request to the appropriate parent repository, or copyright holder.
It is the responsibility of the user to seek and obtain permission for any subsequent reuse of UCD Digital Library content that is not for use within an academic or research environment, such as publication (including website and other electronic means), broadcasting and deposit in third party repositories from the copyright holder. Use of the digital content for commercial purposes may be entertained by the parent repository, but can in no way be guaranteed, and should never be presumed. Please contact the UCD Digital Library for further details. Please note that some parent repositories may charge for commercial reuse.
The UCD Digital Library has obtained the agreement of the parent repositories to present these collections for research and academic usage, and has endeavoured to obtain the permission of all relevant rights owners for material being made available within the UCD Digital Library infrastructure. Any putative use of material by UCD Digital Library without the permission of the relevant rights owners should be drawn to the attention of the UCD Digital Library as soon as possible.
Every effort has been made to trace and contact all copyright holders for material in the UCD Digital Library. If you are a copyright holder and we have not adequately credited you please contact us at the UCD Digital Library
Copyright of all the descriptive and other metadata elements, including their arrangement and presentation, in both the derived digital versions and the original database, rests, unless otherwise stated, with the UCD Digital Library in particular and UCD in general. Metadata is licensed under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, and as such, any use of metadata elements should be acknowledged and cited.
UCD Digitial Library adheres to the Data Protection Act 2018, and complies with internal University College Dublin policies around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), found online at: http://www.ucd.ie/gdpr/policiesprocedures/.
As most data residing within the UCD Digital Library is made available on an Open Access basis, users are not generally asked to create an account or login.
With the small number of resources to which access is restricted, users are asked to complete a registration form that requests access to the restricted resources, which they send directly to the parent repository for processing; upon approval, users basic details are added to the UCD Digital Library Access Control Lists. User details are deleted one year after the last login by the user and are only required for authentication purposes.
UCD Digital Library utilises anonymised user analytics to track usage of the digital collections for statistical purposes. Data collected includes geographic regions, internet domain, language, pages viewed and for how long. This information is used to report back to parent repositories on their individual collections, and to help UCD Digital Library to improve the user experience.
Any information users provide in an email to the UCD Digital Library email account is not made available to any third parties, other than those working with the UCD Digital Library on normal University business. It is used by the UCD Digital Library only in accordance with the purpose for which the user provided the information and will only be retained for as long as required for the purpose.
The opinions expressed in the content of this repository are those of the individual(s), institution(s) or corporate body/bodies concerned, and do not necessarily reflect those of the UCD Digital Library or University College Dublin.
On receipt of a complaint a member of UCD Library Research Services staff will:
firstname.lastname@example.org is the email address to be used for any complaints.
The reproduction of any content which is permitted by copyright legislation, or which has been authorised by the parent repository, or the copyright or intellectual property owner requires an appropriate attribution of the source. The UCD Digital Library utilises either DOI or ARK systems as a permanent link (e.g. http://dx.doi.org/10.7925/drs1.ivrla_4449)
Specific collections or objects from the UCD Digital Library should be cited using the following convention: title of the object or collection, followed by the source repository, the copyright holder of the original material, copyright holder of the digital image, and UCD Library as publisher. It should also include the permanent link. A worked example for an individual object from a collection is given below:
"Photograph of houses on Eccles Street, Dublin" held by UCD Library Special Collections © Helen Solterer. Digital content by University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin, http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ivrla:6944