n. limitations on access to or use of materials


Access restrictions may be defined by a period of time or by a class of individual allowed or denied access. They may be designed to protect national security (classification3), personal privacy, or to preserve materials. Use restrictions may limit what can be done with materials, or they may place qualifications on use. For example, an individual may be allowed access to materials but may not have permission or right to copy, quote, or publish those materials, or conditions may be imposed on such use. In addition to legal use restrictions, such as privacy and copyright, donor agreements often contain use restrictions.