Permissions and Citations

Permissions

Special Collections & University Archives provides copies of materials in our collections for private study, scholarship, or research. Patrons are responsible for determining the proper copyright holder and securing permission to publish, quote, broadcast, exhibit, or perform that work. 

If you are seeking to use a copyrighted work, you may have to obtain permission from the copyright owner. The owner may be the original creator of the work or that person’s employer. The original author may also have transferred the copyright to a publisher or some other party. In some instances, you may contact the owner directly. In other cases, you can secure permission on behalf of the owner by contacting an industry licensing agency or a publisher. Sometimes, the copyright owner may require a fee or impose other conditions. You have to decide if the cost and conditions are acceptable, and you should feel free to negotiate. 

FIU Special Collections will provide all available information about the copyright holder of materials found in our collections. For more information about copyright please visit General Copyright Information at FIU Libraries website.

Citations

FIU Special Collections & University Archives must always be cited as the source of text or images when published or otherwise distributed. In general, Special Collections & University Archives materials should be cited as:

[title of work or collection name], Special Collections & University Archives, The Florida International University Libraries (Miami, Florida)

Electronic materials should be cited as follows: Title/Name of the resource, URL of the resource (listed in the citation as the permanent link), or the URL of the collection where the resource can be found, Name of the holding institution