Policies and legislation which impact on the use of archives and rare books

This section contains details of policies and legislation that relate to or have an impact on archives and rare books, such as the Data Protection Act, and  the Freedom of Information Act.

  • Copyright
    In the first instance please refer to the University's own web pages relating to this which can be found on the Copyright Information pages; here you will find helpful guidance and details of the person responsible for Copyright within the University.  For more in depth information about the subject you may find Tim Padfield's publication helpful.
  • Freedom of Information Act
    Useful information about this can be found at The National Archives website,  including links to the Lord Chancellor's Codes of Practice
  • Data Protection Act
    Useful information about this can be found at The National Archives website. The JISC Data Protection Code of Practice for the HE and FE sectors is also helpful. Details of the University's Data Protection Officer can be found on the Legal Services web pages.