The CONTU guidelines were established in 1978 to add clarifications to the original copyright law governing ILL. The "Rule of 5" originates from CONTU, and is suggested as best practice in order to avoid copyright infringement.
When providing article copies through ILL, check that there is a copyright statement visible somewhere. Many e-journal articles include a copyright notice when downloaded. If there is no notice, you can attach the journal issue's copyright notice or use this standard notice of copyright.
SEAL users have the option to update item statuses directly in their borrowing and lending request histories. This document details the status updates available and includes a flowchart indicating how they work.
Southeastern can fill medical-related ILL requests at no cost to the borrowing library through the Medical Information Services Program (MISP.) This can be an option for items that are not available through SEAL. Library staff can use this referral form to submit any requests to Southeastern.(Click the logo for more information on the MISP program.)