Middle East Centre Archive Copying of Archives
In accordance with UK Copyright law, copies can be made for private study and non-commercial research. Researchers are required to sign a declaration form to this effect before copies can be made. If the research is commercial it is the responsibility of the researcher to gain written permission from the copyright owner before copies can be made. The Archive will help facilitate this by forwarding letters requesting permission if the Archive knows the address of the copyright owner.
For Crown Copyright material, it is also possible for copying to be carried out under the terms of the Open Government License
In addition to the restrictions of UK Copyright law some collections may only be copied with the prior permission of the donor or donor's family.
Digital Cameras (Self service copying)
The use of digital cameras is permitted in the Archive. However copies can only be made for private study and non-commercial research and sound and flash should be disabled before use.
For further information on using digital cameras please see our leaflet Using a digital camera in the MEC Archive (pdf file)
Subject to staff resources and a preservation assessment of the material, the MEC Archive offers a digitisation service. The cost is determined by the amount of time it takes to scan and prepare the images. A time and cost estimate is provided before the digitisation work takes place.
For papers that have already been digitised we charge 10p per page (excluding VAT).
For further information about access to digitised records, please see our Digitial Collections webpage
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