Collection Development Policy
The Barnard Archives Collection Development Policy governs what the Barnard Archives and Special Collections acquires, preserves, and makes accessible. The Collection Development Policy is available here.
Hours of Operation and Location
The Barnard Archives and Special Collections are located room 114 of the LeFrak Center, on the first floor of Barnard Hall, Barnard College. They are open Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm.
The majority of the Archives' collections are currently housed in off-site retrievable storage, for the duration of the construction of the new Teaching and Learning Center. In order to use off-site materials, please email staff at email@example.com at least a week in advance of any planned visits to the Archives, including in your message the collection and boxes you want to use. Advance notice is required as we recall materials on a weekly basis every Wednesday; materials must be requested by 11am on Wednesday to make it onto our list of weekly requests. Due to space constraints, we recall a maximum of 15 boxes per week per researcher. Please feel free to contact us if you need assistance selecting materials to request or planning your visit to the Archives.
Confidentiality and Privacy
Copying and Reproduction
Digital Imaging Requests
Please allow two to three weeks for all digital reproductions of archival material. Rush orders may be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Barnard Archives and Special Collections reserves the right to decline to reproduce material, or to limit the amount of material that can safely be digitized.
Digitization of Audio-Visual Materials
Use of Digital Cameras
Copyright and Fair Use Statement
“Reproducing/reprinting all or any part of this zine without prior consent will be considered utterly disrespectful and generally uncool.” Aqsa Zine #4 Ancestors + Descendents. Sept. 2011. Print.
Researchers may scan, photograph, or otherwise reproduce zine text and images for their own use. Researchers may not publish zine images or substantial amounts of text in print, on the web, or in any public format, without making every effort to secure permission from the zine creator. If the zine creator is deceased or difficult for the researcher and zine librarian to locate, discuss other options with the zine librarian..
All zines are protected by copyright unless they contain an anti-copyright statement.
Read and contribute other special zine copyright/fair use statements on the Zine Libraries website.
- Archival materials can be viewed only when Archives staff are present.
- Keep all archival materials in the order in which they were found.
- Archival materials do not circulate. If a researcher wishes to utilize material from the Archives for exhibition or special viewing, they must request a loan and complete the appropriate Loan Agreement Form.
Citing Archives Materials:
Please cite print archival materials using the following format: Identification of Specific Item; Date (if known); Collection number - Collection name, inclusive dates; Box and Folder; Barnard Archives and Special Collections, Barnard Library, Barnard College.
Please cite photographic or A/V archival materials using the following format: Subject; Location/Description; Date (if known); Collection number - Collection name, inclusive dates (if applicable); Barnard Archives and Special Collections, Barnard Library, Barnard College
Captions for archival photographs should read "Courtesy of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections."
These citation formats can be modified for specific bibliographic styles or publishers' preferences; please contact us if you have any questions.
We strive to be accommodating to our patrons. If you have questions about any of our services or policies, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page last updated October 2017