Policies

Copyright and Permission to Publish

It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain any necessary permission from the holder(s) of copyright for publication or distribution of material held by the Pacific Lutheran University Archives and Special Collections. United States copyright law provides protection for unpublished materials as well as for published works.

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Reproduction Requests

If the physical condition of the original permits, reproduction services for items not under special restrictions are available to users for a fee. Copies are for the purpose of private study under Fair Use and/or Library/Archives provisions of copyright law. It is the researcher’s responsibility to secure necessary permissions for publication or distribution.

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Digital Collections Takedown Policy

Digital content made available by the Pacific Lutheran University Archives and Special Collections is intended to provide an accurate, authentic, and complete representation of information in our holdings. Such content is made available for scholarly purposes. We are unable to correct errors or inaccuracies found in original items, redact or otherwise alter content, or remove items from our digital collections except in the following cases:

  1. The digital content is in violation of copyright law.
  2. The digital content includes personally identifiable information (for example social security numbers or information protected by HIPAA or FERPA).
  3. There is evidence of a threat to personal safety or well-being caused by the presence of the digital content.

Individuals who believe that content found on our website or through our digital platforms falls into one of these categories may submit a removal request to Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Anna Trammell at trammell@plu.edu.

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Website visitors

This Access to Memory (AtoM) site is designed to allow users to browse and search for the holdings of archives, libraries and museums. Public users will not be asked to log in and will not be asked for any personally identifying information.

However, like many modern websites, AtoM collects cookies in order to enable browsing and loading of certain types of content. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Visitors to AtoM sites who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies. However, certain features may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

AtoM supports integration with Google Analytics (https://www.google.com/analytics/) for the purposes of gathering statistics on page views, site usage, user location, and other data on site visits. All data collected by Google Analytics are stored and processed by Google, according to the Google Ads Data Processing Terms. (https://privacy.google.com/businesses/processorterms/)

None of the information gathered through the use of cookies or Google Analytics is used for any purpose other than the ones described above.