Siti Hasmah Digital Library provides Document Delivery Services (DDS) to user in the event if any article/paper in a journal/book/conference proceeding, or a patent is not available in the MMU library collections. This service will assist the user to obtain the desired article from other institutions and it is extended to MMU staff as well as postgraduate students. This is service provided in order to support research, teaching and learning programs of the University and please take note that any request must be related to these activities.
There will be charges applied for each document requested. Librarian will notify user about the cost before proceeding with the request. Please take note, any request received from the user cannot be cancelled, especially request that has been submitted to British Library.
How many items can be requested through Document Delivery Services?
All requests must comply with the Copyright Law as stated below:
The copyright law of Malaysia (Copyright Act (Act 332)) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy/reproduction is not for:
1. selling, letting for hire, or by way of trade, offering or exposing for sale or hire, the article;
2. distributing the article
i. for the purpose of trade; or
ii. for any other purpose to an extent that it will affect prejudicially the owner of the copyright; or
3. by way of trade, exhibiting the article in public
If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of fair use, that user may be liable of copyright infringement and the penalty is "shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty five thousand Malaysia Ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both".
INFORMATION RESOURCES reserves the rights to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law
Item from local Institutions: 1 to 3 weeks
Items from overseas Institutions: 2 to 8 weeks.
*However, the supplying period is subject to the supplying library
Charges for Uncollected Articles
Please note that extra charges will be imposed to user/requestor if they failed to collect the articles requested within a month (after notified by staff in charge). The charge will include: - cost of the article plus an administrative fee of RM10.00 per article.
Document Delivery Service Tips
1.Provide complete information.Please state in the request form the location/publisher of the requested item (If available) to speed up process of document supply. User can check this information via library OPAC (Local & Overseas Institution).
2.Type / write your request legibly
3.Respond promptly when the staff in charge requests for additional information pertaining to your request