research / instruction
Researchers on site are encouraged to use hand-held cameras to duplicate unrestricted materials. Researchers unable to visit the library may request duplication services by contacting Research and Instructional Services staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to make requests. Please be advised that duplication services may not be available for some materials.
Reproduction of materials will be governed by any and all of the duplication restrictions that govern the research use of a specific item or collection. As clear copies cannot always be made from original materials, copies are purchased at the risk of the requestor.
U.S. Copyright law governs the making and use of copies and other reproductions of copyrighted materials, both published and unpublished. Please note that most unpublished manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs and moving images created in the past 120 years are protected under copyright law. Transmission, reproduction, publication, or presentation (public display, performance, Internet presentation) of protected items require the permission of the copyright owners. For more information on copyright, see the University Committee on Copyright resource page. Copyright status and information on copyright holders can be difficult to determine; the responsibility for obtaining permissions rests with the researcher.
Sensitive or Confidential Information
Manuscript collections and archival records that include twentieth- and twenty-first-century materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. Section 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. Section 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.