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Southeastern NY Library Resources Council
Original text of the law governing reproduction and sharing of materials by libraries and archives. (Title 17 section 108).
The CONTU guidelines were established in 1978 to add clarifications to the original copyright law governing ILL.
Notice of Copyright
When providing article copies through ILL, check that there is a copyright statement visible. Many e-journal articles will include a copyright notice; however. If there is no notice, you can attach the journal issue's notice or use this standard notice of copyright.
Potentially Available in SEAL
This document lists the indicators that suggest whether an item will be available to borrow in SEAL. Availability status is important to check before placing a SEAL request.
SEAL Introductory Powerpoint
SEAL Powerpoint (pdf)
This links to a copy of the introductory powerpoint used in trainings and webinars. It includes information on the SENY region, as well as delivery, copyright, and our regional codes and procedures.
Southeastern ILL Form
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.)
Regional ILL Codes & Procedures
Regional ILL Code
The ILL code that regulates resource sharing activities between members of our 8 county system.
Regional ILL Procedures
The Regional Procedures present guidelines and best practices for borrowing and lending materials.
Guidelines for Selecting a Lender
One of the guidelines in our ILL code is to request materials from "like" systems first when possible. This chart outlines the suggested order to choose lenders based on your library type.
You can use the logos below to promote SEAL on your library's website. Click the link to open the image in a new window. Right click and select "Save image as" (or "Save picture as").
Status updates in SEAL
Status Updates Overview
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.
Additional Resource Sharing Libguides
Guest / Community Borrowing Directory
Southeastern maintains a directory of academic libraries in the area that offer guest / community borrowing of materials and on-site use of their materials. This can be useful if a patron needs resources from a non-SEAL library, or if ILL would not meet their needs.
Resources for Inter-library Loan
This libguide includes a variety of resources for ILL practitioners. It includes information on Southeastern's services, national resources, conferences, list-servs, publications, and copyright.
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