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Copy-Scan-Print Policy

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The Copy-Scan-Print is a common good service for the UC Berkeley Community

The Copy-Scan-Print resource duplication service provided by the University Library of UC Berkeley are made available to the UC Berkeley and wider public community as a common good service. While the library supports the technical components of the system, the patron assumes all liability associated with the use of duplicated materials under Section 108(f)(1) of the U.S. Copyright Act (Title 17, United States Code). While the library makes all efforts to provide the service as inexpensively as possible, in some cases (e.g.printing), use fees are required to mitigate operating expense.

The Copy-Scan-Print system is for non-commercial use

The Copy-Scan-Print services supported by the University Library may be used by any library visitors but are deployed primarily to support the research and teaching mission of UC Berkeley. As such patrons who use the system for commercial purposes are not primary users and may be asked by any member of the library staff to take advantage of "tier 3" services offered through the Moffitt Copy Center located on the 3rd floor of Moffitt Library. In addition, commercial users bear the responsibility of any legal implications of their use of duplicated material.

Copy-Scan-Print features three service tiers

The Copy-Scan-Print service features three tiers of use, Tier 1: Self-service scanning (free), Tier 2: Self-service printing (low cost) and Tier 3: Full-service scan/print. Tier 1 and Tier 2 are designed as high-availability/low-cost services while Tier 3 services are designed to meet the high-end and specialized needs of our community (e.g. large-scale, large-format scanning and printing).

Service level System availability Support level More information
Tier 3: Full-service scan/print Available when the Moffitt Copy Center is open. Availability depends on UCSF staffing and technology availability Full-service services provided by UCSF, no support provided by Library IT Moffitt Copy Center
Tier 2: Self-service printing Available when the library is open. Printing is dependent on client and server resources and may experience localized and systemic downtime. Support provided through Library IT/Client Computing. Where possible and necessary, components of the system (e.g. Cal 1 card integration) will be disabled when non-functional to enable continued system operation. Print/scan
Tier 1: Self-service scanning Available when the library is open. The client-based environment means that individual station outages will not impact system wide operations. Support provided through Library IT/Client Computing. Client-only service meaning that system downtime should be localized to an individual station. Print/scan