Digital Collections Rights and Permissions – OHIO University Libraries

Statement of Use of Digital Collections Materials

Ohio University Libraries has applied intellectual property rights management in good faith and to the best of its abilities. The Ohio University Libraries aspires to make rights and restriction information, when known, available in the item record for a digital resource. However, all responsibility for ascertaining copyright permissions falls on the user. In addition to copyright, some materials may be subject to rights of privacy, publicity, or trademark, which is also the responsibility of the user. The Ohio University Libraries makes no express or implied warranty to others who wish to use or reproduce items found in its Digital Collections of analog collections. 

Take Down Requests:

If you have discovered material in Ohio University Libraries Digital Collections which you consider to be unlawful e.g., breaches copyright, or any other law, including but not limited to those relating to patent, trademark, confidentiality, and/or privacy; or relates to other concerns, please email William Kimok and provide the following information: 

  1. Your name and contact details.
  2. The details of the document or image, including the URL.
  3. The nature of your statement of concern.
  4. An assertion that your statement is made in good faith and is accurate.
  5. If your statement is about breach of your own copyright or other intellectual property right, please also confirm that you are the rights owner or are authorized to act for the rights owner.

Ohio University Libraries staff will review the request for just cause. Upon determination of just cause, the item or items in question will be removed from public view within the Digital Collections until the request is resolved.  

The final outcome of the review of a request to remove items from the Ohio University Libraries Digital Collections may be one of the following: 

  • The item is not changed and is returned to public view.
  • The item is not changed, but access is restricted in some way.
  • The item is permanently removed from the Digital Collections. 
  • The item is changed in some way, such as through redaction, and is returned to public view in the digital collections.
  • Or another outcome.