The NDSU Archives have assembled extensive photograph and other visual collections. While one of the main concerns of the archives is the permanent preservation of these invaluable historical materials, their use by interested researchers is also encouraged. In order to preserve properly the collections for future generations, make them available for current use, and honor the rights of copyright owners, the following policies have been established. Visual materials may not be borrowed. All digital reproduction work is done through the archives. All digital reproductions made are for personal reference use only, and possession of a digital reproduction does not constitute permission to publish it. The term "to publish" includes, but is not limited to, print, film, video, slide presentation, television, computer or other electronic media, Web and exhibit formats. To publish a reproduction from the archives' collections a "Permission to Publish" form must be completed and signed. In requesting to reproduce materials from these collections, the requester agrees to indemnify and hold the Institute for Regional Studies Archives & University Archives and its staff harmless and free from liability for acts of the requester in any action involving infringement of the rights of any person or heirs and descendants under statutory copyright. A descriptive record will be provided for all digital reproductions that includes all known identifying information. The Institute for Regional Studies Archives and University Archives reserves the right to refuse to grant permission and/or to provide reproduction services to publishers and individuals who have not complied with these conditions. Use fees may be waived for North Dakota newspapers and North Dakota news and documentary projects, affiliated historical societies, and in-state publications produced by non-profit organizations. The digitization fee still applies. The worldwide, multiple uses, in perpetuity for a single project fee allows for the use of an image for advertisement, presentations, web and other formats, as long as it relates to the same project. Any future reissuing of the same project are included in this fee and resubmission of the Permission to Publish is not necessary.