Reproduction services and copyright notice

The University Archives wishes to provide its archival materials for use in every way consistent with sound archival practice in support of teaching, learning and research.

The Copyright Act and Archival Files

While Simon Fraser University owns copyright in many of the archival records in the Archives' holdings, there are also many documents for which copyright is owned by a third party.

The Archives will make a copy of third-party copyright protected materials 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. See the SFU Copyright Office article "What is fair dealing and how does it relate to copyright?"

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 Reference Archivist for information relating to copyright ownership in such cases.

For information about how to cite archival material in papers or publications, please review the Archival citation guidelines.

Reproduction of Archival Files

The Archives provides limited reproduction services to researchers wanting copies of materials. Please read the Policy for full details, but a brief summary of key points are included here for your reference. For any clarification, please consult the Duty Reference Archivist.

* Reproduction Services.pdf
Departmental policy describing the available reproduction services.
  • The Archives is not set up to be a reproduction shop; requests are handled on a first-come-first-served basis and processed as limited staff time and resources allow.
  • Whenever possible, researchers are encouraged to access downloadable digital copies or, in consultation with an archivist, take their own digital images.
  • Large orders may take some time to process; researchers should clearly identify which materials have priority.
  • All in-house reproductions will be delivered in digital format only; the Archives will not provide photocopies or photographic prints. There is no charge for in-house reproductions.
  • Materials that cannot be reproduced in-house will be outsourced to a vendor of the Archives' choosing. The vendor's fee and any shipping charges will be charged back to the researcher on a cost-recovery basis.