Reference and Instruction

For copyright and fair use questions related to:

  • Textbooks and instruction
  • Research 
  • Citation and plagiarism 

Contact your liaison librarian or Library Help, libraryhelp@rit.edu

Distinctive Collections

For assistance with reproducing objects from RIT Libraries’ distinctive collections, contact: 

  • RIT Archives Collections: Liz Call, University Archivist, elizabeth.call@rit.edu  
  • RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection, including the Cary Graphic Design Archive: Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, Associate Curator, ahfwml@rit.edu 

Course Reserves

Information about copyright permissions for electronic course reserves can be found here: https://library.rit.edu/course-reserves-electronic-reserve-policy. If you have further questions about copyright and course reserves materials, contact ereswml@rit.edu

Digital Scholarship

For copyright and fair use questions pertaining to

  • Author’s rights
  • Self-archiving your published works
  • Assistance with evaluating copyright or fair use for digital projects 
  • Creative Common Licenses 
  • Open Access publishing 

Visit https://library.rit.edu/digital-scholarship/ for more information or contact Frances Andreu, Digital Initiatives Librarian, (fcatwc@rit.edu

RIT Press

If you are publishing with RIT Press and have copyright questions related to the process, contact the Managing Editor, Molly Cort: mqcwml@rit.edu 

Information Delivery Services/Inter-Library Loan

Copyright questions regarding IDS and ILL services can be directed to Morna Hilderbrand, Information Delivery Services Librarian, mbhwml@rit.edu 

Other Resources

Trademarks & Patents

For information about Trademarks and Patents, visit the Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office: https://www.rit.edu/research/ipmo/ 

University Copyright Policy

The official RIT University Copyright Policy can be found here: https://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/c032