Regarding the APRL's policies on providing photocopies/scans of copyrighted material
versus lending books still in copyright, the following information comes from the ever-helpful Scott Tiffney, Librarian and Director of Information Services.The APRL is a Research Library
Key to the APRL's mission is that it operates as a Research Library
and an educational organization
. To quote Scott, "under the provisions of 'fair use'...we are allowed to scan/copy items upon request by patrons for research/educational purposes only." Thus, copying articles or portions of books is allowed.
"If, however, a patron plans to use the scanned/copied items for anything other than research/educational purposes (i.e. to make further copies, copies for purchase, or to insert in a publication, etc.) we have the right to and do refuse the request."The 5% Rule/Standard
From Scott, "We are limited to providing only a very small section of a larger work. The accepted percentage of a larger work among librarians and libraries is no more than 5% of the work..."
If someone wants more than that, the APRL advises them to borrow the material, and informs them that they cannot provide scans/copies.Copyright Notice
When providing scans/photocopies, the APRL includes a copyright statement with the materials.
As both a researcher (patron) and published philatelic author (copyright holder), their policies sit perfectly well with me.
As for limitations (if any) regarding scanning/photocoying vs. borrowing of out-of-copyright or public domain works
is concerned, that's a separate topic.
Hope everyone finds this information helpful.