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.
Use of the Material
This content is being made available solely for the purposes of research and education and as an alternative to directly accessing the
analogue originals, as per the agreements with the parent repositories and owners. Duplication of this content, other than as permitted by copyright legislation or authorised by the parent repository, is prohibited.
Reproduction of UCD Digital Library images or material
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
Metadata and Database
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.