Recording Policy

Recordings for Students and Faculty

The ML/BSSA staff are able to make recordings for students if the request is in compliance with federal copyright law and are intended to assure the fair use of all recorded materials. See the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries for more information on fair use.

Copyright Restrictions / Fair use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of the specified condition is that the copy is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses a reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse a copying request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

  1. All recording requests must be for presentation use only. Students may not request recordings for class study use as a substitute for reserve listening or for applied lessons. Copies cannot be made of recordings placed on class reserve.
  2. Only selections of a recording will be transferred; requests for transfers of entire albums or album sides cannot be honored.
  3. Requests submitted Monday through Thursday will be available within 48 hours; Friday through Sunday requests will available the following Tuesday afternoon. While the timeliness of each order will depend on the volume of requests, the office will make every effort to follow the above time schedule.
  4. We can deliver transferred tracks to you by e-mail. If you'd rather have a CD, bring a blank one to the Music Library when you submit a recording request.

Services for Non-University Clients

Provides clients with a list of available resources on a certain topic and finds the answers to questions that might require extensive research.

  • Professional time: $75.00 per hour (prorated by 1/4 hour) plus costs for document delivery, if applicable. This fee will be charged for all services other than known item requests.

Includes topical research, cataloging/indexing materials, bibliographic research, organization of collections, establishment of libraries, evaluation of existing libraries, instruction in information retrieval.

  • Professional time: $75.00 per hour (prorated by 1/4 hour).

Delivers copies of articles, book chapters, recordings, and other materials in compliance with copyright laws (see above).  Please see our Music Library's Circulation Policy for information on borrowing books and scores via Interlibrary Loan.

  • Recording services: $60.00 per hour (prorated by 1/4 hour). 
    • Recording media prices:
      • CD - $2.00 per CD/case
      • Cassette - $2.00 per tape
  • Photocopies: $1.00 per page
  • Photographs (from books, periodicals, manuscripts, and other documents): call for prices

Unless otherwise instructed, all materials are sent by 1st class U.S. mail. For courier services, we prefer to bill the client's courier account number, if available. All services must be prepaid, with a check made out to BGSU, unless credit has been previously established.

  • U.S. Mail (up to 5 ozs.): $3.00 per package
  • FAX: $1.00 per page
  • FedEx, UPS, Courier services: at cost
  • Ohio sales tax applies except for tax exempt institutions (must provide Fed. tax ID#)

Ship requested materials within 48 hours; 50% surcharge on all charges. Rush service may not be available at all times or for all services, and requests for rush service may be refused at the discretion of Library staff members.

InfoLink has a minimum charge of $15.00. Clients will be billed through the Bowling Green State University Business Office, and may be asked to provide a Social Security number, purchase order number, or other information for billing purposes.

Requests for materials from the Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives can be made by mail, telephone, Monday through Friday, from 8 5 p.m., E.S.T.

To initiate an InfoLink request or request further information, please email us.