Notification to Publish

Please note: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, US Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. 

Acknowledgment must be given to Cushing Memorial Library for the use of all of the Library’s material. All Cushing Memorial Library material(s) used must be credited or cited as follows: "Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, Texas A&M University." Publication of any Cushing Memorial Library material(s) can take place only under the provisions of the fair-use doctrine of the U.S. Copyright Law or by obtaining permission from the copyright holder, which in many cases may not be the Cushing Memorial Library and /or Texas A&M University. The patron will defend and hold harmless the Cushing Memorial Library and the Texas A&M University System, its Board of Regents, its officers, employees and agents against all claims, demands, costs and expenses including, but not limited to, attorney’s fees incurred by copyright infringement, or any other legal and regulatory course of action arising from use of any material obtained from Cushing Memorial Library. 

Posting reproductions of materials online in any fashion is a form of publication. For example, posting an image of a manuscript, photo, etc. from our collections to a website, blog, or social media platform. 

Patrons who intend to publish material obtained from Cushing Memorial Library need to sign, prior to publication, the Notification to Publish Form, which the Reading Room Staff can provide.