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Copyright & Use Guidelines

BGSU’s digital collections are gathered from materials from the Archival Collections and Branches, including The Browne Popular Culture Library, The Center for Archival Collections, The Curriculum Resource Center, and the Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives. Some materials may be protected by copyright; in these cases, Bowling Green State University either owns the copyright or makes them available for non-commercial, educational purposes, according to fair use guidelines (section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law). Individual records for objects in the digital collections will indicate their copyright status.

Re-Use of Collections

Most collections are licensed under a Creative Commons attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives, 3.0 United States license. See each object’s description for particular license status. Copyrighted objects are not licensed for re-use and are intended for browsing only; users wishing to re-use these materials must seek permission from the copyright holder.

Citing Digital Objects

The scope note for each digital collection contains information on preferred citations for objects in the collection.