Answered By: Sara Janes
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2016     Views: 71

In most cases, Archives staff will allow you to photograph or transcribe archival material, or will provide photocopies or scans. The Archives reserves the right to limit the number of photocopies or scans provided to any researcher at one time, based on resources and staff availability. Staff members may also not permit copying something if it is fragile, or if there are legal or privacy restrictions.


The Archives includes material that is in the public domain, material where copyright is owned by Lakehead University, and material where copyright is owned by a third party. Whenever possible, the Archivist will indicate the copyright status of the records you are working with. Your use and further publication of records is your own responsibility.

When copyright is owned by a third party, copies are as permitted under the fair dealing provision of Canada's Copyright Act (section 29): Fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire does not infringe copyright. For criticism, review or news reporting to be considered fair dealing, you must also mention the source and creator of the work.

Any use of the copy for a purpose other than those permitted under fair dealing may require the authorization of the copyright owner of the work in question; please consult the staff for information relating to copyright ownership in such cases.

Any commercial use or publication of material from the Archives will require additional permission.