SCONUL statistics - copyright and statement of use

Copyright and statement of use

The statistics are copyright of SCONUL which grants permission to its members to use the statistics within their institution.

SCONUL holds the copyright in the text accompanying these statistics.  The statistics themselves constitute a database for the purposes of the Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997 (Statutory Instrument 1997:3032), and SCONUL holds both the copyright in the database as an original work, and the database right in the statistics.  Users should note that they will infringe SCONUL's database right if, without SCONUL's permission, they extract or re-utilise all or a substantial part of the contents of this publication.  Repeated and systematic extraction or re-utilisation of insubstantial parts may infringe database right too.

SCONUL hereby waives its rights for any use of this publication by, and for the private purposes of, any institution that has contributed statistics included within it.  SCONUL waives its rights for any use of these statistics for non-commercial research purposes, except:  re-publication, in any form, and the publication, in any form, of derived statistics.  'Non-commercial research' for this purpose means research conducted or commissioned by an entity whose activities are not conducted for profit.  

A commercial entity may take advantage of this waiver provided that the specific research it is conducting has been commissioned by an entity whose activities are not conducted for profit, and provided that the waiver strictly applies only for the purposes of and for the duration of the research thus commissioned

SCONUL licences key strategic partners to include the statistical return in data services, on a case by case basis. 

For uses not specified in the waivers noted immediately above, permission should be sought from the Executive Director of SCONUL, 94 Euston Street, London NW1 2HA, England or via email at