|Judy Kim, Web Manager, Learning and Technology, The Academy of Natural Sciences, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania replied to our e-mail about the use of the Museum's Images and Information. If you want to check out Ms. Kim's website go to the LINKS PAGE. Ms. Kim wrote:|
You asked some very important questions about copyright. In general, the Academy allows the public to reuse written content material for educational purposes. For images we have a request form, because we do not own all the images in our Website. Some of the image requests are for historical images of naturalists or of books that we have in our library. Others may be for bird images from our VIDEO department that provides slides for lectures, publications or web sites for a fee. Other requests may be for promotional photographs for the Academy that we accept or deny based on where it will be placed or how it will be used.
Lastly, some of the images on our website are owned by other people who granted the Academy specific usage rights. If we receive a request for this type of image we will either put you in contact with the person who owns the copyright, or simply have to deny the request if we are unable to find the source.
The educational material that we prepare for the Academy Website is to be used as an educational resource. We do expect that students will use our materials for reports and assignments but not for publication. We also include many activities to engage and further enhance content on our site.
You are welcome to use an image of the Academy to link to our site, please add the following text as a caption to the image: "© Copyright The Academy of Natural Sciences, http://www.acnatsci.org".
I wish you much success
on your project and thank you for your interest in
Judy Kim, Web Manager