Archives Policy: Digital Archives

Mission Statement

The Landmark College Digital Archives exists to support the work of the Robert H. Rhodes Landmark College Archives in its mission to collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to recorded information of enduring value essential to the founding and development of Landmark College. As the first college in the nation dedicated to students with learning disabilities, Landmark's history and development provide a unique perspective to higher education in the United States.

Collection Development

The Digital Archives will support this process by providing access to items in the collection in digital format that are deemed essential to developing a greater understanding of the College's founding and history. It will do this by providing a variety of materials from the collection in digital format, including: newspaper clippings, photographs, and other material representative of the College's development.

Audience

The Digital Archives serves faculty, students, or departments within the College community as well as external individuals with a specific interest in the history of the College and its educational practices.

Access and Use

General Restrictions

Materials in the Digital Archives will primarily consist of items from the collection that are considered open to the public and information that may be of interest to individuals regarding the history of the College, its founding, and development.

To protect personal privacy, information about former students is not available in the Archives, with the exception of previously published newspaper articles that are currently available online.

Copyright

Landmark College does not claim to control the rights to all the materials in its collections. Information presented in digital format that is not created by the College is used with permission of the individuals or organization that created the material.

The publishing party assumes all responsibility for clearing reproduction rights and for any infringement of any U.S. copyright laws.

WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS

The 1976 Copyright Law of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish reproductions. One of these conditions is that the reproductions are not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If a user makes a request for, or later uses, any type of reproduction for purpose in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Permission to Publish

Permission to examine materials, or to obtain copies, does not imply the right to publish them, in whole or in part. A separate written request for permission to publish must be made to the Archives Coordinator. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission from the author or anyone else who holds copyright or other publication rights of some items in the collection.   


Questions?

Mary Jane MacGuire
College Archives Coordinator 
802-387-6755
mmacguire@landmark.edu