Reproducing Library materials

Statement of Public Task

The University of Strathclyde Library, which includes the Archives, is subject to the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulation 2015 (PSI Regulations).

The core role and function of the Library is to deliver high quality information resources and services, through leading edge information technology, which are recognised internationally as innovative, creative and sector-leading. We operate within the context of the Library Strategy and the University Strategic Plan.

Our public task comprises the functions, duties and responsibilities set out in the Library Strategy.

Material held in the Library and covered by our Collection Management Policies falls within the public task and is available for re-use, provided no copyright restrictions or other third party rights apply.

Requests for re-use of information

If you wish to apply for access to our information under the PSI Regulations email ictlegalcompliance@strath.ac.uk and include:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Details of the information being requested
  • Purpose of the re-use

The PSI Regulations only govern the re-use of information held by the Library where no copyright or third party restrictions apply. To obtain copies of personal data, or other information held by the University of Strathclyde please see our Data Protection and Freedom of Information pages.

Right to refuse

The University of Strathclyde reserves the right to refuse requests for re-use of information under the Regulations where valid exceptions apply. The reason for refusal will be explained, along with details of how to appeal the decision.

Review of Public Task statement

This statement is reviewed biennially and is due to be considered again in 2017. If you have any queries on this public task statement, or a complaint about the PSI Regulations, you can submit them to ictlegalcompliance@strath.ac.uk

Prices for re-use of information

We charge fees for the re-use of our information, based on your intended re-use. Our charges are calculated in line with the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.

You need to pay a re-use fee before re-using copies of our information for a commercial purpose, unless it is for an article in a scholarly journal, or you are able to re-use content within the terms of a Creative Commons or other licence we have applied. We do not charge fees for re-using copies of our information in scholarly journal articles or for non-commercial purposes.

Our fees are charged on a per request basis and are price banded as follows:

  • £40 for 1 to 10 copies
  • £30 for 11 to 100 copies
  • £20 for 101 copies or more

Re-use fees quoted here do not include VAT, or any reprographic charges such as digital imaging.

Reprographic charges

Reprographic charges are separate from re-use fees, and are payable when these costs are incurred through your request. Find out more about our copying services on our Copying Services LibGuide.

Commercial and non-commercial re-use

Solely for the purposes of re-using information held by the Library:

  • Commercial re-use means re-use that is intended for or directed towards commercial or business advantage or monetary compensation unless it is for an article in a scholarly journal.
  • Non-commercial re-use means re-use that is not intended for or directed towards commercial or business advantage or monetary compensation and includes use for educational, teaching or learning purposes. 

These definitions apply to everyone, irrespective of whether you are an individual or are requesting on behalf of a company, not-for-profit, or other organisation. The distinction between commercial and non-commercial relates to the particular re-use that is intended, not the identity of the requester.

How we calculate our re-use fees

We calculate our re-use fees in relation to attributable costs. We account for our direct costs and a relative apportionment of our indirect and overhead costs, plus a reasonable return on investment, in accordance with the PSI Regulations.

Our direct costs are staff time required for the dissemination, preservation, and rights clearance of materials. Our indirect and overhead costs, which include building and management costs, are calculated in relation to our direct costs for permissions.

Our direct and indirect costs, therefore, relate only to permission activities and not to the Library's other functions so overall, our fees consist of:

  • Staff costs + relative indirect and overhead costs + reasonable return on investment

Right to refuse

The University of Strathclyde reserves the right to refuse requests for re-use of information under the Regulations where valid exceptions apply. The reason for refusal will be explained, along with details of how to appeal the decision.

Review of Public Task statement

This statement is reviewed biennially and is due to be considered again in 2019. If you have any queries on this public task statement, or a complaint about the PSI Regulations, you can submit them to ictlegalcompliance@strath.ac.uk