The University of Alberta Library digital collections encompass many years of digitization initiatives including the material found on the Peel’s Prairies Provinces website, the University of Alberta Library Internet Archive digital collections and other websites. The materials are made available for public viewing at no cost.
The University of Alberta does not hold the copyright for most items in the digital collection. Therefore, we cannot respond to or grant permissions related to the reproduction or reuse of these materials. It is the user's responsibility to perform a copyright assessment on the material(s) that you wish to use.
Reproduction or Reuse
If you want to reproduce or reuse any material:
- Firstly, determine if the item is already in the Public Domain, which means the copyright term (and protections) for this material, has expired. Public Domain items are free to reuse without restriction.
We've identified some items within our collection with the Public Domain Mark 1.0. However, many of our materials have not yet been assessed.
To determine whether an item is in the Public Domain, please refer to the Canadian Public Domain Flowchart.
- If not, does your intended use fit within Fair Dealing or another exception to infringement found in the Copyright Act?Fair Dealing is a statutory right that allows for the reproduction and use of copyright-protected materials for certain purposes without requiring permission, provided that the use/dealing is "fair." For more information about Fair Dealing and other exceptions to copyright infringement, see the Copyright Office's guide on Fair Dealing and Fair Dealing Exceptions.
- If none of the above applies, consider a Permission Request:Identify and contact the copyright owner(s) directly, to request permission to use the item. We have made available all the information that we know about the materials, and cannot assist further with this type of copyright investigation.
For permissions templates, please visit: Copyright Office Forms & Templates.
Where possible, we are pleased to retrieve alternative formats of the files (e.g. high-resolution .tiff files) at no cost. To request materials in a different format, please email email@example.com.
Attribution / Citations
Giving credit promotes good scholarship, and helps others find the original source material. If you reuse items from any of our digital collections, we recommend including in your attribution statement or citation;
- the name of the specific collection
- a URL that links back to the specific item
- the date you accessed it (when appropriate)
The contents of this website are historical documents created by others, and the accuracy, completeness, or truthfulness of such documents are unknown to the University of Alberta. Users rely on these documents and their contents at their own risk. The University of Alberta is not responsible for any direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages arising out of or relating to the use of, or the inability to use, the information and materials linked to or found in any of our digital collections.
Helping With Copyright
If you are aware of errors or omissions related to the copyright or licensing status of any materials on this website, we encourage you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us at email@example.com.
The University of Alberta Library is committed to the development of new modes of collaboration, engagement, and partnership for the care and stewardship of past and future heritage collections.