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Sample permission letter to publishers/copyright holders

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Dear Publisher or Copyright Holder:

The copyrighted material cited on the attached form(s) has been assigned by an Iowa State University faculty member as reserve reading for one or more courses during the current academic year. We are requesting permission to place the cited material on reserve in the digital image format. Online access is restricted to students, faculty, and staff of Iowa State University and is delivered free of charge. Material can only be accessed by searching for a particular course or instructor, and is not accessible by author or title. A copyright compliance statement appears prominently on the introductory screen in the Reserve system.

Because time is of the essence, we would appreciate an early reply to our request. Thank you for helping us provide fast and efficient service to our students and faculty.


Sincerely,


[Name]
[Title/position]
[Address]
[Phone]
[Fax]
[Email]

Iowa State University

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